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AD8J   SOSB(A)/40 HP   16,8962007-10-27 19:29:20
Be nice if all the DX stations low on 40 meters would listen up. You missed a
lot of contacts by not doing so.
 
W2UP   SOAB(A) HP   1,109,7902007-10-28 07:00:08
Met my 1 meg SSB quota in 10 hours - not too painful, even for my recently
downsized (single radio) station. I replaced 3 TH7's with a single C31XR and
was very pleased with performance. I noted a significant improvement,
especially on 15m (was nice to see 15m alive!)

Bad news is my 2 month old IC7800 died Sunday morning. Seems to be the
all-too-common bad finals in this overpriced POS. Wish I had my FT1000D
back...

Had a great EU run on 20m Saturday afternoon with the rate meter going over
300!
 
MMØERK   SOSB(A)/15 HP   41,1162007-10-28 10:04:54
enjoyed the contest conditons not to good.but enjoyed my-self.N1MM logging
programe runs well.could have done better.
 
DO9ST   SOAB(A) LP   94,9562007-10-28 11:36:50
Nice portable Contest. Only Wireantenna with Kenwood TS-480SAT.
 
N6IG   SOSB(A)/160 HP   2,2202007-10-28 13:32:13
First contest with new 160 TX and RX antennas. Started Friday night attempting
to perhaps break old W6 single band 160 record, but realized conditions weren't
going to allow that, so fired up packet and did a lot of DX chasing. Earlier in
the week, worked C52C before sunset with S9 signals, didn't hear a peep from
them this weekend, also never heard CN2R. Never heard any W1 stations, no zone
2 heard, heard VY2ZM once, barely heard KL7RA. Signals good from Carribean.
Heard several mults that were working others but didn't answer my CQs. HC8N
always rock-crushingly loud! Sure wish there were more Pacific activity, but
that is always the case...

Used newly-installed K9AY loop controller from Array Solutions, it worked
rather well. But I need to put up some beverages before CW weekend. TX
antenna 1/2 wave sloper.
 
N1SZ   SOAB QRP   2,1842007-10-28 14:09:19
Not much of an effort here. Tnx to all who pulled my 5 Watt signal from a low
antenna out of the noise.
 
OK1JOC   SOAB QRP   45,2762007-10-28 14:27:01
FT817,5W pwr,end fed zepp.
 
W4GHD   SOAB HP   100,1282007-10-28 14:29:11
START-OF-LOG: 2.0
CREATED-BY: N3FJP's CQ World Wide Log 2.6
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CALLSIGN: W4GHD
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH
CLAIMED-SCORE: 100128
OPERATORS: W4GHD
CLUB: Tennessee Contest Group
NAME: Hilton Dean
ADDRESS: 4942 Tyne Valley Blvd.
ADDRESS: Nashville, TN 37220
ADDRESS: (e-mail) hilton.dean@comcast.net
 
K7LAZ   SOAB LP   22,3302007-10-28 14:33:04
Started out 80 Single band and that was worthless and a mistake on my part. Lost
desire real quick on this mode....Work us as VP5W in the CQ WW coming up next
month...
 
VO1HE   SOSB/15 HP   352,6412007-10-28 14:51:52
The culmination of an adventure....

I got the 30/40 upgrade for my SteppIR beam in August and got it put up.
Everything was going great until my mast broke last Sunday and the whole thing
wound up in my flower garden. Minimal damage but the 30/40 driven element
housing was broken so I had to reinstall the original 20M motor. Luckily I
never caved in a sold it :)

Decided to run 15M HP again this year to see if I could eclipse my last-year's
score. Wanted to get 100 countries and more points and managed to do it with a
couple hours to spare.

Saturday was quite nice out so I chose to spend some time out around and on the
bike. Gotta take advantage when it comes.

A few good runs and I got a couple new band-countries out of it. All in all, a
fun time. The rig, amp and antenna worked great. This was the first real test
of my voice keyer and that worked great too.

Thanks for the Qs and CU in SS CW.

73 -- Paul VO1HE
 
DQ4Q(DF9ZP)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   808,3382007-10-28 15:26:26
better conditions than expected...
thanks to all callers...

vy 73 Jo dq4q@df9zp
 
G3TXF   SOSB/20 HP   621,1202007-10-28 15:49:33
Friday : Erected a 3-el 20m yagi on a crank-up at 80ft at Devon QTH.

Started off at 02z on the Saturday. Surprised to hear some short-skip to Europe
at this time as well as the usual assortment of weak South Americans. Stayed
working on 20m throughout much of Saturday up to 23z, by which time 20m was all
but washed out. But also took a few lengthy rest breaks during the day,
particularly when the wall-to-wall noise on 20m (with all those splattery
signals -- mine probably included!) became just too much to bear in the
headphones.

Presumably the new world of DVK (of which I am now an avid devotee!) and the
associated sound-cards are as much to blame for the splattery QRM as the more
traditional flat-topping of severely over-driven linears?

After about four hours sleep, Sunday started at 05z, by which time 20m was
already quite lively. Stuck at it through to about 22z, but again with several
breaks during the day in order to give my head an occasional rest!

Propagation was patchy. JAs were all but unworkable on the Saturday, whereas a
dozen or so appeared in the log on Sunday. It was quite the opposite with the
West Coast. A good handful of W6/W7 were worked on the Saturday, admittedly
with mostly quite weak and fluttery signals but hardly any W6/W7 were worked on
the Sunday. Luckily just one KL7 and one KH6 made it into the log to save the
day for Zones 01 and 31.

Missing Zones were 19 (none of several UA0's worked was sufficently far East),
23 (JU1F hrd but not wrked), 29 (never hrd a VK6), 36, 37 and 39 (looked for
VQ9X, but never found).

Station : FT-1k MP MkV, Acom 2000 amp, 3el-yagi at 80ft, Win-Test (magic!). A
microHAM was used for the DVK. Ian G3WVG saved the day. Without Ian's help I
would have never been able to set up the DVK etc. But once set, it worked
fine.

73 - Nigel G3TXF
 
VA2SG   SOSB/20 LP   44,7002007-10-28 15:56:59
Missed half of the contest, began saturday late afternoon.

Tnx for the Q's. My first SS CW next weekend!
 
AB2E   SOAB(A) HP   173,1602007-10-28 16:00:28
Antennas: all wires, G5RV @ 35ft 10-40m, 80m Inverted L, 160m inverted V @ 50ft.
 
WØETT   SOAB LP   162,3602007-10-28 16:10:56
Had too many family things to do this weekend so had only limited time. Nice
treat was that 10m opened to Carribean and South America, especially on Sunday
noon plus a couple hours. Thanks to all the expeditioners who made the contest
fun chasing multipliers on all bands.

73 Ken, W0ETT

Rig: IC756pro3 to yagis and vertical.
 
ZW5B(PY5KD)   SOSB/10 HP   638,2622007-10-28 16:17:06
Thanks to Mr OMS (PY5EG) for let me use his wonderful contest station. 10m was a
good surprise this weekend with good openings to EU and NA.
 
K8MR   SOAB HP   221,9602007-10-28 16:25:51
I spent time picking some of the low hanging DX fruit of the weekend. All was
search and pounce. Much more time and it would have become painful. Ten meters
seemed surprisingly good on Saturday afternoon, which gave me incentive to go
at the other bands.

See you all on CW from PJ2T.


73 - Jim K8MR
 
W3USA(K8MR)   SOAB HP   43,5492007-10-28 16:31:38
A couple of hours Sunday afternoon being some fresh meat, although it was still
all search and pounce by me. Thank you CQWW for not sharing the ARRL's
fixation about using more than one callsign during a contest.

73 - Jim K8MR
 
VE3GLO   SOAB LP   28,8962007-10-28 16:41:32
Conditions were quite good on 15 mtrs on Saturday evening. Hopefully signs of
things to come. 10 mtrs not open at all at my QTH.
Bob, VE3GLO
 
N1ESE   SOSB/15 QRP   1712007-10-28 16:43:45
No effort here at all. I operated for probably a total of an hour stretched
over the period of 4 hours when I was in the shack. I was seeing a lot of spot
activity on 15M so left the VFO parked there while I was working on other
projects. Antenna here was a simple 40M dipole strung between two apartment
buildings. I was operating 5W with my recently built K2.
 
OK6Y(OK2PTZ)   SOAB LP   627,3962007-10-28 16:54:22
Thanks for all contacts.
See you in OK DX Contest :-)

73!

Tom
 
AG4RZ   SOSB/15 QRP   68,9042007-10-28 16:55:03
Not bad for my first serious QRP entry. FT-817 and the ole' tribander at 42
feet. Thanks for the q's, gang!!

Tim
 
NM2L   SOAB LP   124,1602007-10-28 17:01:53
Great time even for an almost exclusively CW guy like me. All bands, one wire,
350 ft horizontal loop. The Honey-Do list and other real life matters
shortened the total operating time, but the score is what it is. This was a 10
on the fun meter. Some people around here would call it a "hoot". 73 de Greg
NM2L, Sugar Hill, Ga
 
WE7K   SOSB(A)/15 HP   52,4162007-10-28 17:01:55
The band was in good condition but better on the second day. Kept running into
KF7E who wanted to work the same stations that I did. Hi Hi
 
K7MM   SOAB HP   260,1422007-10-28 17:04:23
V8FEO Brunei answers my CQ; HS0ZDG Thailand in the final minute = wow!

Where was VU?

Dan at K7MM, VU3MMW
 
N6WS   SOAB(A) LP   296,4012007-10-28 17:06:50
Yaesu FT-1000MP MkV Field
Cushcraft X-9 @ 17m
40m dipole @ 17m
75m sloper @ 12m

I played in the contest running mostly QRP on 20-15-10 and low power on 80-40.
On the more difficult pileups, I had to resort to 100W on 20-15-10 to make it
through.

My thanks to the organizers.

See you in a month on CW!

73, Bill
N6WS
 
DK8EY   SOAB HP   335,8082007-10-28 17:06:51
Icom IC-746pro, Heathkit SB-200, 5-ele-tribander, dipoles, Toshiba M4, N1MM.
 
NN4F   SOAB(A) LP   476,2862007-10-28 17:09:01
Whole 400,000 pts better than last year, great conditions on 20/15/10 for a
change from here anyway. Usual big guns worked on all bands. Had fun.....
 
AA3B   SOAB(A) HP   2,223,9142007-10-28 17:09:18
My X9 tribander was intermittent on 20M - I suspect the feed has a mechanical
problem. Lots of other problems - I think my station is tired!

Unexpected conditions - 15 and 10 were decent. I thought 80 was tougher than
ususal.

73 Bud AA3B
 
V4/NE1RD   SOAB LP   79,8002007-10-28 17:09:22
We traveled to St. Kits bringing all the radio stuff with us on a "100 Pound
DXpedition". My choice of QTH was disappointing: we were at the base of a big
hill with the US behind it. (Poor planning on my part.) We brought a 2-el
tribander which was mounted on painters poles and a couple of fiberglass masts
for low-band verticals. The yagi performed reasonably well. The verticals had a
tough time with that hill.
I was going to put in more of an effort but the location didn't merit it. So, I
had fun, put some in the log, and chalked it up to experience. Now I have
nothing left to do but lounge by the pool.
 
KØMD   SOAB(A) HP   145,9282007-10-28 17:09:56
Despite band conditions, I was delighted with the DX I worked, especially on 80
meters. I was surprised at how well 10 and 15 meters worked during the Sunday
of the contest. I found 40 meters to be a tough band for operation.
 
W3LL   SOAB LP   659,4642007-10-28 17:10:11
Lost 15M radio capability early Saturday morning.
 
N4EEB   SOAB(A) HP   71,8832007-10-28 17:10:55
Played around with the contest as time permitted during the weekend. It was fun
to hear 15-meters open from Europe to Hawaii. Lots of big signals. Good luck
to everyone.
 
K9MUG   SOSB/10 HP   9,3282007-10-28 17:11:57
I had several goals for this contest.

1. to qso with EK0B accomplished
2. test out new 10m rhombic accomplished.
3. to work some new countries on 160m BUST!!
4. Take any surprising dx as they come accomplished--- B1Z

So, even though 10m was lousy and 160m was lousy for my bad antenna,
I had fun. Even though my least favorite form of contest is ssb, there is
something more personal than the other modes.

Thanks to all who QSO'd and to CQ and a special thanks to all those inveterate
travelers who go all over the globe and put up great antennas to put the spice
in these contests!

73,
Darrell
 
CX9AU   SOAB LP   181,3962007-10-28 17:15:53
73´s Dan
QSL via KA5TUF
 
AI4ME   SOAB(A) LP   70,6642007-10-28 17:16:38
START-OF-LOG: 2.0
CREATED-BY: N3FJP's CQ World Wide Log 2.6
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CALLSIGN: AI4ME
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED ALL LOW
CLAIMED-SCORE: 70664
OPERATORS: AI4ME
CLUB: Potomac Valley Radio Club
NAME: Don Michalek
ADDRESS: 2437 Broomsedge Trail
ADDRESS: Virginia Beach, VA 23456
ADDRESS: (e-mail) ai4me@cox.net
SOAPBOX:
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QSO: 14000 PH 2007-10-28 1948 AI4ME 59 05 CN3A 59 33
QSO: 28000 PH 2007-10-28 1956 AI4ME 59 05 V47KP 59 08
QSO: 28000 PH 2007-10-28 1957 AI4ME 59 05 WP2Z 59 08
QSO: 28000 PH 2007-10-28 2001 AI4ME 59 05 LQ5H 59 13
QSO: 28000 PH 2007-10-28 2002 AI4ME 59 05 CE4CT 59 12
QSO: 28000 PH 2007-10-28 2005 AI4ME 59 05 V26B 59 08
QSO: 28000 PH 2007-10-28 2007 AI4ME 59 05 NP2KW 59 08
QSO: 28000 PH 2007-10-28 2008 AI4ME 59 05 C50C 59 35
QSO: 28000 PH 2007-10-28 2009 AI4ME 59 05 PJ4E 59 09
QSO: 28000 PH 2007-10-28 2011 AI4ME 59 05 HP1AVS 59 07
QSO: 28000 PH 2007-10-28 2019 AI4ME 59 05 J3A 59 08
QSO: 28000 PH 2007-10-28 2021 AI4ME 59 05 FM/K9NW 59 08
QSO: 28000 PH 2007-10-28 2028 AI4ME 59 05 XR6T 59 12
QSO: 21000 PH 2007-10-28 2034 AI4ME 59 05 CO8LY 59 08
QSO: 21000 PH 2007-10-28 2042 AI4ME 59 05 LS2D 59 13
QSO: 21000 PH 2007-10-28 2043 AI4ME 59 05 LR2F 59 13
QSO: 21000 PH 2007-10-28 2043 AI4ME 59 05 YV4A 59 09
QSO: 21000 PH 2007-10-28 2045 AI4ME 59 05 LP1H 59 13
QSO: 21000 PH 2007-10-28 2058 AI4ME 59 05 T49C 59 08
QSO: 21000 PH 2007-10-28 2059 AI4ME 59 05 PY3DX 59 11
QSO: 21000 PH 2007-10-28 2101 AI4ME 59 05 PY2GH 59 11
QSO: 28000 PH 2007-10-28 2111 AI4ME 59 05 XE2S 59 06
QSO: 21000 PH 2007-10-28 2116 AI4ME 59 05 KH7X 59 31
QSO: 21000 PH 2007-10-28 2121 AI4ME 59 05 HI3T 59 08
QSO: 7000 PH 2007-10-28 2317 AI4ME 59 05 IR4X 59 15
QSO: 7000 PH 2007-10-28 2318 AI4ME 59 05 OT5A 59 14
QSO: 7000 PH 2007-10-28 2320 AI4ME 59 05 HK6K 59 09
QSO: 7000 PH 2007-10-28 2321 AI4ME 59 05 9A1P 59 15
QSO: 7000 PH 2007-10-28 2322 AI4ME 59 05 VA3VO 59 04
QSO: 7000 PH 2007-10-28 2327 AI4ME 59 05 VE2IM 59 02
QSO: 7000 PH 2007-10-28 2337 AI4ME 59 05 VE3NE 59 04
QSO: 7000 PH 2007-10-28 2341 AI4ME 59 05 LZ9W 59 20
QSO: 7000 PH 2007-10-28 2343 AI4ME 59 05 V26B 59 08
QSO: 7000 PH 2007-10-28 2345 AI4ME 59 05 DR1A 59 14
QSO: 7000 PH 2007-10-28 2347 AI4ME 59 05 AO8A 59 33
QSO: 7000 PH 2007-10-28 2347 AI4ME 59 05 VA3DX 59 04
QSO: 7000 PH 2007-10-28 2355 AI4ME 59 05 9Y4W 59 09
QSO: 7000 PH 2007-10-28 2356 AI4ME 59 05 VE3NWA 59 04
END-OF-LOG:
 
N3RD(@N3RS)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   852,7682007-10-28 17:18:14
An S7-9 noise at 45 degrees put a damper on the European run all day
Saturday, but thankfully was not present on Sunday. I was very
pleased to see how well 15 opened to most parts of the world at the
low of the sunspot cycle. Missed Zone 2, which should have been easy.

73 - Dave N3RD
 
K4OD   SOAB LP   51,9482007-10-28 17:18:38
Total Contacts: 151
Total QSO Pts : 351
Total Multipliers: 148
Total Claimed Score: 51,948
Single Operator - All Band - Low Power

Rig: Ft-897D 100 Watts
Antennas: All wire dipoles
 
K6MM   SOAB(A) HP   206,8232007-10-28 17:18:53
Always an exciting contest, even with relatively poor propagation conditions to
Europe. Thanks for the QSOs and CU in SS. 73, John, K6MM.
 
LN8W(@LA8W)   M/2 HP   4,178,0882007-10-28 17:20:30
Thanks to everyone who called.

LB1GB Bjorn
LB8IB Olaf
 
PY2CX   SOSB/10 LP   246,5682007-10-28 17:26:34
BAD CONDITIONS WITH EUROPE.

RUNNING TS450 SAT KENWOOD
ANTENNA YAGI 6 ELEMENTS MONOBAND
MIC HEIL PROSET PLUS HC4
SOFTWARE N1MM V 10.10

TNX FOR ALL
 
K2RD   SOAB(A) HP   311,3602007-10-28 17:27:52
First DX contest from home qth. Usually operate at K6IDX multi station but
Saturday night wedding kept me home. Really different using Hexbeam at 40 feet
and GP for 80/40 instead of big hardware at K6IDX. Great fun nonetheless.

Thanks to all for the qsos and listening for my weak signal.
 
KO7X   SOAB HP   233,0372007-10-28 17:29:24
My usual part time effort. Did not expect such good conditions on the high bands
at this point in the sunspot cycle. We are virtually at rock bottom but 10 and
15 were hopping on Saturday.

A proud member of the GMCC Ski Bums team.
 
KE3D   SOAB HP   234,9752007-10-28 17:31:10
Antenna was never aligned with rotor heading due to slipping mast joint. This
was a big drag in trying to break into pileups. It was wonderful to hear 10m
alive for a while and 15 mtr was also great. Sunday the bands sort of pooped
out later in the day. One of these weekends I'll stay up all night for 40 and
80. Then watch out! Regards Ed
 
G4FAL   SOAB HP   531,2572007-10-28 17:31:24
Great bonus to have 15m in such good shape and plenty of local Qs on 10m too. I
have recently put up a dipole for 160m and this was a bit disappointing -
mostly heating the clouds I guess.
I tried using SO2R and on the few occasions that I managed to hold a run
frequency, I did manage to have a handful of Qs on another band - and even if
it doesn't improve my score it at least it kept me awake!
73 and thanks to all for the contacts.
 
N3KHK   SOAB(A) LP   14,2682007-10-28 17:32:30
I had a fun time on 10m opening! Mostly S&P. Upside one new country worked

Equipment:
Rig: ICOM 756 PRO II @100W
Antenna1: 160m G5RV @ 40'
Computer: P4 3.0 GHz 2Gig RAM WinXP
Software: N1MM
Interface: MicroKEYER
 
KN3A   SOAB(A) LP   21,7562007-10-28 17:35:51
Sunday afternoon was great, the Steelers won and 10 Meters (my favorite band)
was open It just doesn't get any better than that! I didn't get to spend much
time in this contest, and I prefer CW and the digital contests better anyway.

Thanks to everyone who strained to hear my 75 watt signal.

73--Scott

Kenwood TS-450SAT
G5RV @ 35 Ft.
N1MM Logger
 
W4NTI   SOAB HP   324,0512007-10-28 17:37:11
Did we slip into some sort of a time warp or something? With nothing to
indicate it, the bands were like 5 years ago. Even Ten showed decent life.
Mostly into South America and the Car of course, but at least it was there.

15 Came to life early, and in fact in my case outpreformed my 20 meter action.
20 was good and reliable, think it was better on Sunday actually.

Starting to be fun again guys.

Dan/W4NTI
 
K6JEB   SOAB(A) LP   13,2862007-10-28 17:39:13
Squeezed in some S&P between Honey-Do's. Some new countries for me. I was
happy to see some good DX on 40m and of course the increased 15m activity. 73
de K6JEB
 
KC5R   SOAB LP   513,4222007-10-28 17:39:59
Was just going to cruise around a bit, and then I ended up spending 16 hours
working DX.

Conditions were good considering the sunspot cycle. Heard lots of goodies on
Sunday morning on 40 (SE Asia), but couldn't get through to the VR2 or the YB.
Bagged my first JA on 80 mtr phone. Should have spent a bit more time on
160mtrs, but my antenna isn't really up to snuff there. Had a blast on 15.

Outside of about 10 Qs, all were pouncing. Was set-up on 40, but K3LR decided
to go 1/2 KC below and let it rip. Atleast his stations on 160 and 10 gave me
the USA/zone 5 mult, to make up for the 40 ops heavy handedness.

Looking forward to a more serene SS contest! -Al
 
KJ6RA   SOAB(A) HP   34,8742007-10-28 17:41:17
This was a test for my new (to me) KLM 40M-2 yagi. Was a warm up for the SS.
Had a good time.
 
K1IM   SOSB/20 HP   333,5262007-10-28 17:45:59
Signal strengths from EU became weak on Sunday ! Low Q's this year, but higher
score than last over my 207k.

Had the first chance to try my 70'/35'/ TH6 stack WITH BIP or L / U.

Can't wait for the CW weekend...C U all there and see you agn in Dayton !

Tom,
k1im
Union, Ct
 
KT7G   SOAB(A) HP   50,9452007-10-28 17:46:57
sometimes propogation was there and sometimes it just was dead....
 
WB8JUI   SOAB LP   118,1462007-10-28 17:48:53
Nice to have 10 and 15 meters open both days.

Special thanks to K3LR, WU9B, and K1TO for working zero point / mutliplier
contacts. I realize it's a PITA to work a station and get zero points in
return, but wanted to thank those who helped me out with a multiplier.

Thanks to all for the QSOs. See you all on CW later this month.

73 - Rick WB8JUI
 
KH6LC(N6GQ)   SOAB HP   4,909,7602007-10-28 17:48:57
Special thanks to Lloyd, KH6LC, for allowing me to use his most excellent
station.

Conditions were much better than we expected, and the station played extremely
well.

Problems with low band antennas and amplifier kept me off 75/160 the first
night.

15M was amazing! Thanks to everyone who operated, and also those friends here
in KH6 that supported me in this effort.

We'll be on in full force for WW CW!

Jeff N6GQ
 
G6PZ   M/S HP   7,388,4302007-10-28 17:49:32
Conditions much better than expected, in particular 15m and 10m; in addition,
weather conditions much better than expected as gale force winds were a
possibility and could have resulted in lowered towers. Luckily, this was not
the case and we were able to keep all towers at full height.

Some alterations to station setup prior to the contest so we were able to use
the MonstIR yagi on the higher bands for the mult station and being able to use
said yagi on 40m on either the run or the mult operation positions.

First night 80m was good and we had good runs to NA. We had unexpected sp-E EU
opening on 10m and 15m was in excellent shape also to NA; 20m produced some
good W6/W7 runs however these were not experienced on the second day. However,
lack of JA run on the first day was made up for on the second day.

Murphy did not pay us a visit this year and the only real issue experienced was
one leg of the 80m phased vertical array making contact with the boom on one of
the SteppIRs. Also, the local curry house not delivering 5 rice dishes with our
now standard contest curry.

Highlights included 10m opening to NA on the Sunday, good 15m runs, good
cluster connectivity, MonstIR performance (including on HF) and the winds (or
lack thereof). We could have perhaps run more on 40m but we just could not get
any serious runs going there to NA -- the exception being the last two or so
hours of the contest where we were able to keep a decent rate.

See you in CW.

G6PZ CG
 
NX9T   SOAB HP   399,4652007-10-28 17:50:16
Well, that was interesting. Band conditions really weren't so bad (at least
while I was on). I didn't have much time alone in the shack this weekend as my
wife was out of town and it was just "me and the boys" at the house. I did
manage a few hours here and there while they played computer or watched a
little football. I experienced periodic SWR problems on the Quad for the first
time ever. Apparently, a few drops of the over 4 inches of rain we received on
Thurs/Frid. found it's way to the connector. It did dry out it seems on Sunday
and things were better. Guess it is an issue though that will require attention
since it surely won't "fix itself."

I had the fun of a couple runs but most of my operation was S/P which is not my
favorite way to operate. Ohwell. Another year or so and we'll be back to wide
open 10 and 15m which plays well to my little station.

It was great to run in to so many of you all.

73 and Good DX!
Jeff NX9T
www.qsl.net/nx9t
 
NP2KW   SOAB(A) LP   795,9282007-10-28 17:50:54
Under an intense tropical depression w/ 35mph wind and flash floods that dumped
more than 5 inches of rain from start to finish made the low bands were
useless.
A great disappointment was 40M. I kept hearing booming EU stations that
couldn't hear anyone, I seriously thought they had abandoned their stations w/
the voice keyer running. 10M was fantastic, can't wait for the ARRL 10M test.
Kudos to NQ1I who worked me on 5 bands, nice work. Also W3LPL,N0NI,N2BJ among
others. Europe didn't hear me till' 1200L on Sunday,but W/VE was everywhere and
plentyfull, thanks for following me around guys!

STATS

CTRY QSO's PERCENT
NA.........1307.........82.6
SA..........137..........8.7
EU..........120..........7.6
AF...........10..........0.6
OC............7..........0.4
AS............2..........0.1
 
KC4HW   SOAB(A) HP   172,1762007-10-28 17:54:06
My station is under construction!! However, I have the 10m and 15m monobanders
at 77' and 71' done. Just did not seem that 10m was open when I was operating
so mostly worked South America--which the signal were very good!Used the
tribander at 40' for most of SA stations. The 15m monobander worked very well
both to Europe and Asia. Had make shift rotation for the 10m and 15m that was
somewhat difficult at times, but help is coming to resolve this.

Have a pretty good time on 160m with an inverted vee at 65'. Seem to work
pretty good into the Caribbean and South America.

All in all, everything seemed to go pretty good.

Thanks for all the contacts and hope to see some in SS next month.

Thanks

Jim/KC4HW
 
W7WHY   SOAB(A) HP   41,5162007-10-28 17:55:18
I had set a goal of 150 Q's (just don't like to work SSB) and made it with 2 to
spare.

This was mostly a Saturday effort as I had church, a wedding, (walked the bride
down the aisle), and a reception on Sunday afternoon. Got back home at 0030Z.

It was fun to be able to work 15 meters again here. Made almost as many Q's on
15 as I did on 20, and I'm only using a dipole at 20 feet on 15. Nada on 10
here, even though I checked it quite often.

Forty meters was pretty much a bust here as my single vertical just doesn't get
through like it did when I had 3 of them up. I need to get the other 2 back in
service again.

Good ears award has to go to C50C. They got me on 40 the my first call. 73
and CU in the next one.
Tom W7WHY

Radio 1 TS-450SAT + SB-200 ~500 watts
Radio 2 TS-450SAT
80 meter dipole, 40 meter vertical, 2 el 20 meter HB yagi, 15 meter dipole.

N1MM Logger 7.10.3
 
WE9V   SOAB(A) HP   871,0042007-10-28 17:56:19
Just chasing packet spots. A good time as usual.

Chad WE9V
http://www.we9v.com
 
WP2/AH8DX   SOSB/160 HP   81,0422007-10-28 18:02:12
SINGLE OP 160 HIGH POWER

With Tropical Storm Noel working it's way through the area, it was a weekend
full of power outages here on my side of St. Croix, USVI. It has stormed all
weekend and not let up. The heavy rain on the tin roof made copy very difficult
at times. Static crashed/QRN were many and 20dB over 9 at times. The first night
was the most productive thank goodness but EU signals were down. Tonight
(Sunday) evening, the EU sigs were getting louder by the end of the test. YT0A
did not make it into the log because he only received WP2 of my call. The op.
kept on asking for only my suffix and he received ADX but after 15 minutes of
trying I decided to let that mult go. I will have to send him a recording of
the futile attempt for a qso.

Thanks for all the qso's on the top band. I took notes during the test and
listed a few below:

My Sunrise: 6:13 a.m. local
My Sunset: 5:47 p.m. local
Best Hour: 72 qso's per minute
Worst Hour: 3 qso's
Loudest signal listening EAST: CN2R 30dB over 9
First signal before my sunset: CN2R 4:37 in the afternoon 57 above noise
Loudest EU: GM3POI (Sunday night)
Second Loudest EU: GI3OQR
Loudest West Coast: K7TJR 5dB over 9
Loudest Midwest: KA9FOX 10db over 9
Loudest East Coast: W4ZV (LOUD)
Best DX called on my freq.: C50C
Failed attempt calling me: (KS0T) I think but I did not log it (7 minutes)
Longest I called to work a MULT: 21 minutes PA6Z. He finally heard me.
Best Double MULT: P3F (Cyprus, Zone 20)
Loudest Russian Sig: LY2IJ
Difficult but in the log: IO1T, I thought he was saying 3O1T (China) No way.
Good EU ears: One call TM1Y
US Station calling CQ lowest in the Band: K3BU 1.811
EU Station calling CQ highest in the band: DF0HQ 1.882
Mad Wife for not bringing them on the trip: One Wife
Mad Kids for not bringing them on the trip: Two Kids
*Note: Serious Radio contesting don't mix with bringing wife and kids on trip

C U in the next test!

Late.......Craig, WP2/AH8DX
 
K6LRN   SOSB/20 HP   29,2412007-10-28 18:02:23
Contest should have started Sunday PM!!
 
NX5M   SOSB(A)/40 HP   113,3752007-10-28 18:02:57
My only intent for this weekend was to put the 40m stuff through a decent test
after having to make a few repairs.
Did not get on for the first 4 hours as I was out of town so I had to go out
and hook up the switching system in the dark.
99.5% of my time on the air this weekend was search and pounce. No way I could
do that on 40m for a seriously extended period even if I wanted to.
Learned something: VK2FLTJ is a real call. I kept thinking I was getting it
wrong. This station called me during a brief run Sunday morning. Once he
confirmed I had it correct I moved on. The next caller was another VK so I
asked about the unusual call. I was not aware that a call such as that
indicates an entry level license limited to 10w output. Now I understand why I
was having a difficult time hearing it.
Heard several zone 17/18 in there both mornings long path but none of them were
listening up in the US phone band.
Being just a search and pounce guy this weekend gave me a chance to hear the
many mistakes we make when working 40m in a ssb dx contest. But some seemed to
not have a clue. I heard one guy calling a dx station on 7021, someone
commented that he was out of band, his response was that he could not work the
dx if he did not transmit on the same frequency. I even had an interesting
comment on Sunday morning when I did my 30 minutes of running a frequency.
Think I was on 7129 listening down on 7076 or something and a US station called
me on my listening frequency. I commented that he should not be calling me
there. He responded, "What about YOUR frequency?" I was like....well, what
about it? I guess some people do not know that we can do ssb down to 7125 now.
 
9M2CNC(G4ZFE)   SOSB/20 HP   274,9922007-10-28 18:04:48
Station - IC 756 Pro 1, SPE Expert 1K amplifier @ 400W
Antenna - Force 12 C3-S at 12m

Highlights:
1. A 126 hour into Europe at 1500Z on the Sunday with S9+ signals. Sadly only
for 1.5 hours...

2. Working K3LR half an hour before the end of the contest. Sadly no other East
Coast worked


Lowlights:
1. QRM
2. QRM
3. QRM
The band was very noisy with splatter plus IMD from my Pro I. Most of the time
I was unable to hear stations.

Good participation from 9M2 - 9M2GCN, 9M2CCO and 9M4DXX all heard. Even better
participation from HS and congratulations to Khun Champ E21EIC for beating my
Single Band score running only LP - Khun Dej E21YDP's station rocks. Great
score as well from Steve, V8FEO and nice to hear V8 back on the bands.

Next contest will be CQWW CW with more focus on LF this time.

Thank you for the QSOs. All QSOs will be loaded in LoTW during the week.

73 de Rich, G4ZFE/9M2CNC/HS0ZGZ
 
N1UR   SOAB LP   1,450,5402007-10-28 18:07:49
Very unusual contest from here. Suprisingly good on 10 and 15. 20 was decent
but insane much of the time. 40, 80, and 160 were brutal from here up north.
The disturbed conditions seemed to light up and 10 and 15 and dramatically
increase the absorbtion on the lower bands.

I was able to pound away all night the first night expecting the second night
to get better (based on prop forecasts). Actually from 00 - 05Z Sunday was as
bad as I have ever seen it on 40 - 160. Never worked an EU on 160.

40M combined for 3 issues. The MUF was below 7Mhz into EU by 02Z, the
absorbtion was bad, and all of EU doesn't start listening split until about 23Z
even though they are very workable from here by 2030Z.

The 20M Asia opening Saturday night was pretty darned good. Rivaling much
higher sunspot years although it closed early. Still, I was able to work about
30 JAs (very high for me), BY, HL, KL7. Very nice.

This one was 80% S & P. There was no running even attempted on 80. I tried a
few times on 40M but abandoned it. On 20M the running produced a much slower
rate than S & P and it seemed like there was just endless layers of people to
call, so much of the time I did. Only successfully running later in the
afternoons.

15M was runnable from here some of the time and with decent rate (50 - 80 Qs
per hour) but some time S & P was much more productive. 10M was a a lot of
HISS and then a few LU and PY and then an explosion for about an hour that was
pretty cool to zone 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13. On Sunday it was very subdued
but I did hear about 7 or 8 EU stations and even worked one (a G).

The pacific seemed all but non-existant from this QTH. Worked KH6, VK, ZL.
Not sure if there was a lot more, but couldn't hear it from here.

All and all a slug fest on 20 - 160 but surprisingly fun on 15 and 10.

I will be operating as 9M6AAC in CQ WW CW.

73

Ed N1UR
 
NØKE   SOAB QRP   291,8242007-10-28 18:08:23
I hope we have some more sunspots by next year! Not much in the way of Europe on
any band with QRP. It was nice to see 10m open both afternoons.
 
K9GY   SOAB LP   37,0652007-10-28 18:15:12
A CW operator in a SSB contest, hah!

Missed the first 20 hrs of the contest due to work (Friday) and attending the
Audi driving experience in Joliet(IL) (Saturday)
http://audidrivingexperience.com/
Check out the new Audi R8...Nice!

Limited to 10-20m here for SSB.
SWR too high on 40m SSB.

Nice to see 10m open!

Onward to Sweepstakes CW...

Best of health to all,
Eric

Yaesu FT-990
Cushcraft R8
WriteLog
 
NDØC   SOAB QRP   90,6922007-10-28 18:20:02
Due to family commitments and a curious power outage that lasted two hours on
Saturday afternoon I was only able to play around a little. Conditions were
very amazing. It was great to see some openings on 10 this far north. And 15
was incredible. Too bad that I didn't have time for a serious entry this time
around! Thanks again to everybody that pulled my QRP signal out of the QRM.
There are a lot of great operators out there.

73,
Randy, ND0C

Equipment: Yaesu FT897D run at 5 watts output, Heil BM-10 with HC-4, N3FJP
logging program
Antennas: Wilson SY-3 three element tribander at 50 feet; dipole at 45 feet
 
N3GNW   SOAB(A) HP   646,8522007-10-28 18:20:18
The effort and expense to put in a beam was worth it. Best score ever. Some
more time in the chair and improved conditions and there is no reason for me
not to break a million points. Even added a few new countries to my totals.
 
W5MF   SOAB(A) HP   367,5332007-10-28 18:24:41
Nice band openings on ten mtrs on Saturday and Sunday. Fifteen was the bread
butter as usual. Thanks to all for a great contest, had plenty of fun.
Marty W5MF
 
WA7BNM   SOSB/10 LP   3202007-10-28 18:25:10
Don't believe my QSO total would have been significantly different with more
operating hours. Not much heard anytime I tuned across the band. Signals seemed
weaker on Sunday as compared to Saturday.
 
KD5J   SOAB LP   1,6242007-10-28 18:27:35
2007 CQ World-Wide DX Contest KD5J

SINGLE-OP-LP Zone: 04

Band QSOs QSO pts. Mults.
--------------------------------------------
40m 3 7 5
20m 1 3 2
15m 7 20 8
10m 11 28 13
--------------------------------------------
TOTALS 22 58 28

Claimed score = 1624
 
KR4F   SOAB(A) HP   479,2882007-10-28 18:28:55
The pecan tree now grabs the antenna and could only rotate between about 280 deg
and 80 deg to the north. So, all the great activity on 10m and 15m to the south
was very frustrating.

But, the contest was a blast!

(All S&P except for one QSO).
 
VE4EAR   SOAB HP   270,5222007-10-28 18:34:22
So Much for a plan! Carefully researched last years effort and all the
propagation charts I could find. I created an hour by hour plan of what band to
be on in order to maximize the zone count. Whou could have guessed that the A
and K indexs would essentiually close down 80 and 40m here. The only signals I
could work were really big guns and all south of my location. It was if Asia
and Europe did not exist! Any contact that required a near polar route or had
to pass through the Aurora was virtually impossible. Manage only a small
handfull of Zone 14 and 15 on 20 and 15 but those were the big guns. I could
hear all the US stations working EU all day long on 20 and on 40 in the
evening, but not a sniff here. Can you say Propagation Black Hole!!!

On the upside 15 and even 10 opened and provided a few contacts. 10 was open
both afternoons to deep South America and the Caribean. 15 was a bit more open
and included Africa and some nice South Pacific catches late on Sunday
afternoon. Added a few more to the DXCC list!

Oh well, no sense crying over poor propagation right! I choose to live under
the big RF absorbtion machine.

Next year I will have the beam and tower up, no more wires I hope!

Thanks to all the great ears and Q's

Ed
VE4EAR
 
OL7C(@OK1KVK/OL7C)   M/S HP   1,655,2352007-10-28 18:34:38
Eqiupment:
3el. ECO Tribander 20/15/10m @10m
diplole 40,80m @25m
IC-7400+PA 1kW

That was a very hard contest in true multi-single category.

73! & MNI TNX for QSO's

Michal, OK1WMR
Radioclub OK1KVK/OL7C
http://www.ok1kvk.nagano.cz
http://www.ol7c.nagano.cz
 
VK4WR   M/2 HP   1,853,9402007-10-28 18:35:02
Down on last year. Had to qrt late sunday night due to severe thunderstorms.
Otherwise a great time had by all.
 
W4KW   SOAB HP   702,4202007-10-28 18:35:38
Great 10 Mtr opening on Sunday, just not long enough. I hope everyone had as
much fun as I did. Heard some of thr TCG guys on.

73's

Bert
 
K3WW   SOAB(A) HP   4,077,3042007-10-28 18:36:04
Not bad for no sunspots. Some bands up some down but all in all seemed better
than last year.
 
N3RS   SOSB(A)/80 HP   53,1002007-10-28 18:36:45
Unexpected health issues and several op's being unavailable eliminated the
chance of a multi-op effort here this year. Dave, N3RD, used the station to
operate 15M with excellent results. That provided me with an opportunity to
put in a few hours to evaluate the new DX-Engineering Rx 4-square array on 80M.
It was the only antenna I used for receiving during the 5 and 1/2 hours I was
able to put in. It was a super performer and I was very pleased! I only put
in a couple of hours each night because I still tire easily due to all the
med's I'm taking.

Hopefully, we will find the new noise source and fix it before the CW portion
of the CQWW. Dave really did well fighting it all day on Saturday. look for
us as a M/2 on CW.

Thanks to all those who called in. I had a good, albeit short, time.

73 de Sig, N3RS
 
N4LF   SOAB LP   29,3442007-10-28 18:38:43
IC7000/dipole all bands. Only limited operating time, and I dont do phone
contests very well, but I had a great time. My IC746pro went west on me early
on,
but the IC7K worked out great!! See everyone next weekend in my favorite test.
 
VE2FU   SOAB(A) LP   75,1922007-10-28 18:39:06
RAMDOM OPERATION only ...This is not my favorite mode.
Nice to see some good opening on 15M
Just great to hear DU B BV V8 working NA ... Wished I had the extra 10dB but
did not want to work the neighborhood!

Missed K3LR on 15M for 6 bander.
73' cu in CW/RTTY! Phil VE2FU
EQSL uploaded on www.EQSL.cc
 
WA4DOU   SOAB LP   456,6302007-10-28 18:42:44
This was too much like work. I prefer cw contests. 10 meters proved to be better
than expected and provided a fair number of qso's, zones and countries.
I even had 1 on 10 with IR4X. Looking forward to the cw contest in 4 weeks.
Thanks to all for the qso's. 73 de Roy WA4DOU
 
W4EE   SOAB(A) LP   185,1362007-10-28 18:45:49
TS-440S, G5RV es R7000
Tnx for the Qs,
73, Jim
 
K6VVA   SOSB/10 HP   8,4002007-10-28 18:47:08
Just piddled a bit cherry picking here and there in between other stuff and my
pal W6SC's 60th birthday bash with a great live band.

Nice to work both N6AA & W6NV at CQ9K, and quite surprised to hear a W/K op
voice coming from B1Z. Miracles never cease!

73 & GLITCOM's...

Rick, K6VVA * The Locust
 
W8MJ   SOAB(A) HP   1,023,3482007-10-28 18:48:53
Part time effort, with battling the flu all weekend. Chasing spots 99% of time I
was on. Suprised with the openings on 10 & 15.

W8MJ
 
VE6WZ   SOSB/80 HP   52,8362007-10-28 18:49:27
Rig: Icom IC-7800
Ant: 2 el Yagi 100’

Was hoping for better conditions on 80m, but I was shut out of EU, although I
did copy some SP EU, but no QSO’s. Also had good copy on 4L4WW via LP in the
morning but he couldn’t hear me. SA and Caribbean was solid though.
Asia was not well represented, and Oceania was “thinner than usual”. B3C
had a consistent signal but no ears for my signal.
All-in-all I came up quite short on mults compared to previous years.

No visits from Murphy, which was good.....everything worked fine and I had
fun.

Thanks to everyone who answered my CQ’s!!!

73, de steve ve6wz.
 
KØRC   SOAB(A) HP   737,9332007-10-28 18:49:36
I decided to maximize my score for the Phone event and figured the assisted
category would help. I did S&P the entire contest. I was running 300 ~ 500
Watts which raises me one notch above the LP category, but I did have to wait
my turn in many of the pileups. I find the last two hours are the most
difficult because everyone is trying to snatch up multipliers before time runs
out!

I only spent enough time to pick off easy contacts and multipliers on 160m.
There were no WX storms in this area to disrupt 160m and 75m DX signals. The
40m band is always a challenge with unpredictable conditions and split
operation. But once I get a few splits logged, 40m adds to the contesting
exitement when you have to find stations, set up the splits, and work them. I
noticed some DX stations were taking advantage of their expanded frequency
privledges in the 7100 ~ 7200 KHz range.

The big surprise was to have 10m and 15m openings on both Saturday and Sunday.
My band QSO totals are virtually equal for 40/10 and 20/15. I didn't plan that
outcome, I just followed the packet activity and band openings as they came and
went. I even noticed messages on the packet system about 10m being open between
SA and EU.

One of my contest goals is to achieve DXCC in one contest. I made it. I logged
114 entities, and missed 20m single band DXCC by 2 countries. There were a
couple spotted I left on the table because the signals/propogation was marginal
and the pileup was too big.

Propogation stole some multipliers on 15m Sunday afternoon. There were a dozen
JA stations spotted, they were strong enough to verify their callsigns, but the
NA to AS path just wasn't strong enough for them to hear me calling! There were
a few other Asians (9M6, VR10, XU, and V) stations that avoided my log as
well.

I steup my internal Icom DVK and used that for sending my ID and signal
reports. It "felt like" my response rate was much better compared to when I
called using the mic. It sure saved on my voice.

Well the second BIG one for the 2007/8 contest season is behind me (CQWW DX
RTTY is my first big one). My station shake down was nearly flawless, with only
a problem with my 144/440 vertical at the top of the tower. I installed it
several years ago and only hooked a piece of coax and a radio on Friday
afternoon. It can't hear beans.

73 de Bob - KØRC in MN
 
KX7M(@N6DZ)   SOSB/20 HP   132,8102007-10-28 18:49:49
Only testing WinTest

Denny
 
UT7L(@UR4LWC)   M/S HP   2,480,2472007-10-28 18:54:24
Thanks all for QSO's!!!
CU in the CQ WW CW
73
 
KBØFHP   SOSB/40 LP   1,0202007-10-28 18:55:32
Oh it was really ugly. I didn't get home until very late Sat. morning from a
business trip after wanting to leave early. Had rig, microphone, antenna
problems. I nearly gave up. But with some effort I was able to make a few
contacts in the last couple hours of the contest. I had high hopes for this
event and was looking forward to it all year. But reality got in the way of my
hopes and plans. Perhaps next year it will be better.
 
VE3XD(@VE3SY)   SOSB/20 HP   581,9542007-10-28 19:00:18
As I was doing a SO operation this year at VE3SY I decided to try SB20 to get in
some reasonable sleep time. Good start on Friday evening and then Saturday
followed with good conditions. By the end of Saturday over 1000 Qs were in the
log resulting from good runs into Europe, U.S. and Japan. I recall CQWW
weekends where it was tough to do that working all bands. hi. Sunday morning
was very slow and I was wishing for more than the 800 watts I was running. Good
mults that I could hear well could not hear me. But by Sunday afternoon good
propagation returned with another good run into Europe. A number of mults
called me from Africa and the Pacific which helped out in the zone and country
counts.

Thanks to Paul VE3SY for the use of his amp and antenna and to Marg VE3BLJ and
Barb for the great meals. Another memorable contest at VE3SY.

73, Don VE3XD
 
KD2MX   SOAB LP   7,0892007-10-28 19:01:01
I just dabbled a bit each afternoon. Here and there I found somebody without a
pileup or who had a great signal who could hear my puny 100 watts from my
simple wire antenna. A lousy antenna really makes itself known in a SSB test.
At least 15M was open both days so there was refuge from the usual 20M mayhem.
Who needs sunspots anyway? Wasn't able to work anybody on 10M though I could
hear a lot. What a difference CW makes. I'm looking forward to CW WW weekend.
 
VE3RCN   SOAB LP   29,6942007-10-28 19:04:38
Good contest to test out the new Kenwood 2000. Lots of buttons....and many with
multiple functions. Lots to learn before the Nov SS test. Only up to page 22 of
the 150 page manual. Look forward to using satellites.
 
K1BV   SOSB/20 LP   102,6782007-10-28 19:06:59
20 meters was pretty darned crowded.
 
W4PTS   SOAB LP   12,3752007-10-28 19:09:12
Was kind of a non-weekend for me...lots of work, not too much play time. Had a
good time on 15...took advantage of slightly less crazy conditions than on 20.
 
KA9FOX   SOAB(A) HP   480,2602007-10-28 19:11:18
Had a full weekend of contesting conflicts, including 3 Halloween events with
the kids (kids are aged 4, 7 and 10), but I got in front of the radio as often
as I could. Almost all QSOs were from S&P. Fun to work so many friends from
around the world.

Station:

Rigs: FT-1000MP
Amp: AL-1200
Antennas (1 tower):
F12 C4XL @ 95ft (2 ele on 20m & 40m)
F12 EF180C @ 100ft (rotatable dipole on 75m)
160m Vee @ 90ft

Pictures at: http://www.qth.com/ka9fox/gallery

CU in November!

Scott KA9FOX
ka9fox@qth.com
 
K4BK   SOAB LP   14,0252007-10-28 19:12:24
Yaesu FT-897D

Hustler 5 Band Vertical

Inverted Vee on 80 Meters
 
N6NU   SOAB(A) HP   21,1852007-10-28 19:14:36
It was nice to see 15M open to AF. No EU though.
 
KØOU   SOAB HP   691,7182007-10-28 19:16:14
That was painful. Lots of work for little rewards. JA's were easier to work on
80 than they were on 40, where they kept cqing in my face. Thought the 40 m
antenna was broken until the VKs and ZLs came right back to me. 20 m was also a
mess with alligators on every freq. 15 was a pleasant surprise and 10 showed
some life. Made it interesting. I'll do better in SS, and then hope to join the
multi-op for CW WW. CU all next weekend. Thanks to all for the Q's and the fun.
K0OU Steve in MO
 
NS3T   SOAB LP   282,4902007-10-28 19:19:42
Things actually turned out pretty good for me this weekend. The XYL was out of
town with friends, so I played Mr. Mom with the two harmonics (3 and 1) and
still managed to squeeze in a lot of time in the shack. I hated to turn off
the rig with four hours left to go while 10 meters open, but that was the
family schedule.

After the 2006 CQ WW contests, it was obvious that 40 and 80 were still bands
that I could make some antenna improvements. 80 was better this year thanks to
an inverted L. Mother Nature made 40 worse by knocking down two of my wire
antennas. I finally put up a 1/4 wave vertical this past week in order to have
a second antenna for that band. It gave me a ZL double mult on 40, so it was
worth the effort. Missing the two hours before sunset each day on 40 to Europe
meant I didn't make many contacts there.

I tried to CQ a decent amount on 75 meters in hopes of finding more VE's. I
put 87 VE Q's in the log (19 percent of my total) - over half were on 75m, so
that worked.

The kids made sure it was eventful. The 14 month old decided to get up at
4:15am local time on Saturday and not go back to sleep until around 6am. Then
his sister got up for good at 6:30 am. SO much for the opening of 15 and 20 to
Europe on both days.

I didn't sleep the first night, mainly because if I'm sleeping, I'm not on the
air. I made it to 11pm on night #2 and then got up around 4:30am on Sunday.

As usual, if you had a contact with me, it was all on tape. The system keeps
getting better and better refined with each major contest. Writelog makes it
all possible, along with the more than 16,000 wav files now on the shack
computer.

Thanks to all those who had nice words about my contest news web site.
If you want to send along operating photos for possible use, please do so.

73 Jamie NS3T
http://www.radio-sport.net
Your home for ham radio contest news

QSO/ZN+DX by hour and band

Hour 160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total Cumm
Off

D1-0000Z 2/4 2/3 2/4 --+-- --+-- 1/2 7/13 7/13
30
D1-0100Z 1/1 7/3 2/1 - 1/2 2/1 13/8 20/21
D1-0200Z 4/2 8/6 - 2/4 - - 14/12 34/33
D1-0300Z 3/1 10/0 3/6 2/4 - - 18/11 52/44
D1-0400Z 7/0 3/2 8/8 - - - 18/10 70/54
D1-0500Z 4/1 5/4 5/6 - - - 14/11 84/65
D1-0600Z 3/2 10/9 7/7 - - - 20/18 104/83
D1-0700Z - 9/6 3/3 3/5 - - 15/14 119/97
D1-0800Z --+-- 8/3 7/5 --+-- --+-- --+-- 15/8 134/105
D1-0900Z - 6/1 6/1 - - - 12/2 146/107
D1-1000Z 2/1 1/2 1/1 1/2 - - 5/6 151/113
D1-1100Z - - 1/1 13/13 3/5 - 17/19 168/132
D1-1200Z - - - - 5/6 - 5/6 173/138
D1-1300Z - - - - 8/4 - 8/4 181/142
D1-1400Z - - - 4/3 8/6 1/2 13/11 194/153
D1-1500Z - - - - 2/1 1/2 3/3 197/156
45
D1-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 11/7 13/13 4/4 28/24 225/180
17
D1-1700Z - - - 15/6 14/8 1/0 30/14 255/194
D1-1800Z - - - 3/2 4/4 4/4 11/10 266/204
21
D1-1900Z - - - - 2/1 - 2/1 268/205
60
D1-2000Z - - - - - - 0/0 268/205
60
D1-2100Z - - - - - - 0/0 268/205
60
D1-2200Z - - - - - - 0/0 268/205
60
D1-2300Z - - - - - - 0/0 268/205
60
D2-0000Z --+-- 7/0 1/0 --+-- --+-- --+-- 8/0 276/205
24
D2-0100Z - 6/0 2/1 - - - 8/1 284/206
D2-0200Z - 2/0 2/2 - - - 4/2 288/208
39
D2-0300Z - - - - - - 0/0 288/208
60
D2-0400Z - - - - - - 0/0 288/208
60
D2-0500Z - - - - - - 0/0 288/208
60
D2-0600Z - - - - - - 0/0 288/208
60
D2-0700Z - - - - - - 0/0 288/208
60
D2-0800Z --+-- 3/0 1/1 --+-- --+-- --+-- 4/1 292/209
46
D2-0900Z 2/0 6/1 2/2 - - - 10/3 302/212
D2-1000Z 1/1 12/2 1/0 1/0 - - 15/3 317/215
D2-1100Z - - 2/1 1/0 - - 3/1 320/216
40
D2-1200Z - - 2/0 4/3 12/5 - 18/8 338/224
3
D2-1300Z - - - 4/2 4/3 - 8/5 346/229
20
D2-1400Z - - - - - - 0/0 346/229
60
D2-1500Z - - - 10/5 15/4 - 25/9 371/238
3
D2-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 8/0 8/3 --+-- 16/3 387/241
D2-1700Z - - - 11/3 10/2 - 21/5 408/246
D2-1800Z - - - 7/2 1/0 19/4 27/6 435/252
D2-1900Z - - - 1/1 5/0 13/12 19/13 454/265
D2-2000Z - - - - - 1/0 1/0 455/265

Total: 29/13 105/42 58/50 101/62 115/67 47/31
 
NN7SS   M/S HP   340,1012007-10-28 19:22:18
Multi-op with some friends on Vashon Island, WA. Just a single
radio and time-out for sleep and projects around the house and shack.
Managed to break a footswitch and the 80W west sloper, but otherwise
things held together.

Here in the Pacific Northwest of the USA, not a peep heard on 10m
until Sunday noon, and then a good short opening. 15m was
quite good considering zero sunspots. 20m was usual reliable, but
we just fell short of 100 countries there, mostly due to difficulty
working Europe in the mornings. 40m was tough going, but Dave N7LKL
mastered
the 40m split. 80m had loud Broadcast noise that I'll have to track
down and fix. Didn't even listen on 160m. Jim WA7KYI diligently
searched for new stations on sunday afternoon, but it got pretty
slow and quiet toward the end. The calculator says we worked most
often JA's, then PY's and LU's. Some notable DX here in the Pacific
Northwest of USA was the 1A, HV for Europe; the JT and ZK1 to the
west. Thanks to everybody for the contacts!

Equipment:
Yaesu FT-1000MP
Ameritron AL-1200 amp
3-el SteppIR at 55'
Cushcraft 40-2CD yagi at 50'
80-meter half-sloper
Writelog software

QSOs by hour and band.
160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total Cumm
0000Z ---+- ---+- ---+- 22 1 ---+- 23 23
0100Z - - - 16 - - 16 39
0200Z - - 13 17 - - 30 69
0300Z - - 8 11 - - 19 88
0400Z - - 1 12 - - 13 101
0500Z - - - - - - 0 101
0600Z - - - - - - 0 101
0700Z - - - - - - 0 101
0800Z ---+- ---+- ---+- ---+- ---+- ---+- 0 101
0900Z - - - - - - 0 101
1000Z - - - - - - 0 101
1100Z - - - - - - 0 101
1200Z - - - - - - 0 101
1300Z - - - - - - 0 101
1400Z - - - - - - 0 101
1500Z - - 1 - - - 1 102
1600Z ---+- ---+- ---+- 21 ---+- ---+- 21 123
1700Z - - - 3 - - 3 126
1800Z - - - - - - 0 126
1900Z - - - 2 - - 2 128
2000Z - - - 1 29 - 30 158
2100Z - - - 2 21 - 23 181
2200Z - - - 10 40 - 50 231
2300Z - - - 15 9 - 24 255
0000Z ---+- ---+- ---+- 8 ---+- ---+- 8 263
0100Z - - 2 13 - - 15 278
0200Z - - 5 - - - 5 283
0300Z - - 5 - - - 5 288
0400Z - 6 7 - - - 13 301
0500Z - - - - - - 0 301
0600Z - - - - - - 0 301
0700Z - - - - - - 0 301
0800Z ---+- ---+- ---+- ---+- ---+- ---+- 0 301
0900Z - - - - - - 0 301
1000Z - - - - - - 0 301
1100Z - - - - - - 0 301
1200Z - - - - - - 0 301
1300Z - - - - - - 0 301
1400Z - - - - - - 0 301
1500Z - 1 - 15 3 - 19 320
1600Z ---+- ---+- ---+- ---+- 5 ---+- 5 325
1700Z - - - - 20 - 20 345
1800Z - - - 28 6 - 34 379
1900Z - - - - 2 13 15 394
2000Z - - - 2 4 6 12 406
2100Z - - - 3 5 - 8 414
2200Z - - - - 12 - 12 426
2300Z - - - 22 13 - 35 461

Total: 0 7 42 223 170
 
K5ZD   SOAB HP   6,328,4582007-10-28 19:27:33
Wow. Not at all what I expected for conditions. The high bands were great and
the low bands were a challenge (to put it nicely). Not complaining at all. It
was fun!

Slept 2 hours the first night. My daughter's soccer game was cancelled due to
rain so didn't have to stop on Sat morning. Got to stay home and enjoy the
great rates.

On the second night, it was so slow that I decided it would be worth far more
to sleep and be ready for the daylight hours than it would be to chase a few
extra mults. DX contests are really fun on Sunday after you sleep 5 hours!

More great rates on Sunday - especially on 15m. Thanks to GW4BLE for alerting
me that 10m was open. Seemed like multi-hop E. Heard HZ1GW running Europeans
on 10m, but couldn't break the pileup.

Nice to see so many new calls from Europe. The elimination of CW is a good
thing for contest rates! Most worked countries:
Germany 579
Italy 331
England 256
Spain 218
France 195
Netherlands 127
Canada 122
Japan 98 <- Wow! I usually work just a few. All on 20m.


I like this contest because there seem to be an unlimited number of
multipliers. Just wish some stations would remember that not everyone is on
packet, so they do need to send their calls and announce their listening
frequencies every once in awhile.

Everyone is still figuring out how to handle the new allocations on 40 and 75.
Still seems to be best to work split, but sure is nice to be able to call guys
on their own frequency at times.

Streaming audio ran all weekend. Have the contest recorded, but not sure I
want to listen to all that QRM again. Will post the sound files to my web site
after the log submission deadline.

Continents:

160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total %

SA 5 16 16 60 51 61 209 5.7
NA 38 49 69 106 64 25 351 9.6
AF 5 9 9 30 21 2 76 2.1
EU 24 184 218 1263 1120 18 2827 77.5
AS 0 3 3 128 14 0 148 4.1
OC 1 4 9 11 12 0 37 1.0


Rates:

QSO/ZN+DX by hour and band

Hour 160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total Cumm Off

00Z --+-- --+-- 38/34 29/24 --+-- --+-- 67/58 67/58
01Z 4/3 19/21 29/13 8/4 - - 60/41 127/99
02Z - 58/33 10/7 - - - 68/40 195/139
03Z 17/15 5/1 13/10 14/9 - - 49/35 244/174
04Z 3/2 62/9 2/2 - - - 67/13 311/187
05Z 14/9 17/9 8/2 - - - 39/20 350/207
06Z 2/1 26/9 3/0 - - - 31/10 381/217
07Z - 16/5 86/9 - - - 102/14 483/231
08Z --+-- 10/6 24/4 1/1 --+-- --+-- 35/11 518/242 27
09Z - - - - - - 0/0 518/242 60
10Z 1/2 4/0 2/1 4/5 - - 11/8 529/250 45
11Z - - - 147/39 5/6 - 152/45 681/295
12Z - - - 52/4 141/32 - 193/36 874/331
13Z - - - 7/1 161/10 - 168/11 1042/342
14Z - - - 11/3 83/12 3/4 97/19 1139/361
15Z - - - 154/5 1/1 - 155/6 1294/367
16Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 136/5 --+-- --+-- 136/5 1430/372
17Z - - - 2/0 73/22 10/6 85/28 1515/400
18Z - - - 111/10 9/5 - 120/15 1635/415
19Z - - - 90/2 23/8 - 113/10 1748/425
20Z - - - 54/1 2/1 52/27 108/29 1856/454
21Z - - - 102/7 24/8 - 126/15 1982/469
22Z - - 2/0 56/10 5/3 - 63/13 2045/482 15
23Z - 3/2 2/1 64/8 - - 69/11 2114/493
00Z 1/2 2/1 24/3 --+-- --+-- --+-- 27/6 2141/499
01Z 9/6 - 10/6 1/0 - - 20/12 2161/511
02Z 11/2 23/5 - 1/0 - - 35/7 2196/518
03Z 5/3 6/0 18/5 - - - 29/8 2225/526
04Z 1/1 5/0 2/0 - - - 8/1 2233/527 46
05Z - - - - - - 0/0 2233/527 60
06Z - - - - - - 0/0 2233/527 60
07Z - - - - - - 0/0 2233/527 60
08Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 2233/527 60
09Z 1/1 3/2 5/2 - - - 9/5 2242/532 24
10Z 3/3 5/1 4/1 6/3 - - 18/8 2260/540
11Z - - 1/0 99/3 1/0 - 101/3 2361/543
12Z - - - 18/0 145/4 - 163/4 2524/547
13Z - - - - 165/9 11/8 176/17 2700/564
14Z - - - - 181/4 7/2 188/6 2888/570
15Z - - - 7/1 126/1 - 133/2 3021/572
16Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 12/0 92/3 --+-- 104/3 3125/575
17Z - - - 68/1 12/0 - 80/1 3205/576
18Z - - - 72/1 8/0 - 80/1 3285/577
19Z - - - 50/4 8/2 13/3 71/9 3356/586
20Z - - - 94/2 - 6/0 100/2 3456/588
21Z - - - 74/7 10/3 4/1 88/11 3544/599
22Z - - 5/1 42/0 7/3 - 54/4 3598/603
23Z 1/0 1/0 36/1 13/2 - - 51/3 3649/606

Totals:
73/50 265/104 324/102 1599/162 1282/137 106/51

Best 60 minutes: 201 QSOs 1520-1619z

Worked on 6 bands:
6Y1V, 8P5A, C50C, DF0HQ, DR1A, FS/K1XM, HC8N, J3A, P40W, PJ2T, PJ4E, V26B,
V47KP, VP2MDG, WP2Z

20 others on 5 bands.

See you in CQ WW CW!
 
N6WG   SOAB QRP   18,5422007-10-28 19:28:52
This was a true ordeal, about the toughest time I've had in a
contest since I started about five or six years ago.
A big noise came on Friday evening and knocked me off the air for
four hours. When I went back, it had dropped enough I could
work a few stations, but further effort wasn't justified then.
Saturday the noise had dropped, so I was able to grind out
QSOs through the day, but at a miserable rate.
Things were so bad at the end of Friday night that I would have
been very happy to make 5000 points by the end of the contest.
By Saturday night I had all of 7700 points, and felt that I had
done pretty well under the conditions here.
Sunday I put in most of the day and finally squeezed out enough
QSOs to top 100 Qs and just a bit over 18500 points. No new
countries this time, though. Tremendously relieved to have done
this well with what I have. I'm just continuously amazed how other
stations can copy my QRP ssb signals through noise and lousy
propagation.
Thanks to everyone for the patience and the repeats. I'm told
things will get better someday :-)
See you in the contests.
73, Bob N6WG
The Little Station with Attitude
 
9M2CCO   SOAB(A) HP   154,7602007-10-28 19:30:28
Surprisingly good band conditions on 15M this year. 40M was bad however.

Thank you for all the QSOs. 73
 
WDØBGZ   SOSB/40 HP   15,3122007-10-28 19:37:24
First Contest using a pair of Butternut Verticals phased for best operation on
40-meters. Rig was an Icom 746pro and fired up a friends Collins 30L-1 and ran
about 500 watts to the phased array with its elevated radials. ... So far I am
happy with the way the antenna system performed, conditions were a little less
than I would like but I was glad with how the station did on my city lot.
 
WD5K   SOAB HP   1,055,4322007-10-28 19:41:56
FT1000mp > FL2100B 500W
TH7DX @ 50'
40m Dipole
80m Inv V
 
W5ZO   SOSB(A)/10 HP   15,5022007-10-28 19:42:32
Really surprising during this Maunder Minimum. I am now convinced that the sun
spots will not be back ,as was the case dfom 1645 to 1715.
 
KØSR(@WØZT)   SOAB(A) HP   1,171,2652007-10-28 19:43:35
Conditions definitely worse than last year. Lots of people calling CQ in my
face :( It has to get better someday, right ?

73 SR
 
K5ER   SOAB HP   496,0262007-10-28 19:48:45
Glad to see 10 open (a little) for a change.

See you in the Sweeps.

73,
Mark
 
NØHF   SOAB HP   147,0602007-10-28 19:51:49
Had some strange rain static on Saturday morning that hurt my rx to EU on 15,
made up for it Sunday, though. Not much low band operation here, antennas are
work-in-progress at the moment. The 10m opening to SA gave me a boost, like the
one the Rockies felt when the score was 5-6 during last night's game! It too was
short lived. I snagged C5, 6W and an EA8 on 10m which gives me hope better time
are ahead. '73 Dan

Rig ICOM 775 DSP
Alpha 86
C3 yagi@55'
Verticals, slopers for 40/80m.
N1MM Logger
Audio EQ/voice keyer
 
W5VX   SOAB HP   101,0502007-10-28 19:55:22
Just fooling around here and there, I don't do phone contests. 15 Meters was
real nice while I was on. Not much doing on 10. My K9AY loop is not up so I
didn't listen much on 80/160.
 
N4PSE   SOAB HP   203,4542007-10-28 19:56:46
95% low power- but the opportunity for two new DXCC made me hit the 'lil 400
watter a few times! Had fun for a casual effort!
 
KU8E   SOSB/40 HP   56,8632007-10-28 19:57:47
600 watts, center fed zepp @ 35 ft , 1/4 wave vertical.

Congrats to N4PN on his big score. I listened to him for awhile on Sunday
morning running EU on 40 (like he was on 20 meters) and couldn't hear 90% of
what was calling him. It's pretty amazing what the difference is between having
a big antenna vs something more modest. Maybe some day I can reach that level

CU all on CW from PJ4A

Jeff KU8E
 
VE3SY   SOAB HP   39,8782007-10-28 19:58:48
A very part time effort this year and it was sure nice to see 15 and 10 very
active.
 
N7RQ(@K8IA/N7RQ)   M/S HP   1,100,2942007-10-28 19:58:54
Equipment:
Position 1: T-T Orion II to Alpha 91B, Dunestar 600 BPF auto-switched by Array
Solutions LCRD

Position 2: TS-870 S to Alpha 76 (tnx K7WP!), Dunestar 600 BPF manually
switched, Idiom Press rotator interface to Yaesu 2800 at position 1.

Software:
N1MM Logger, performing in its usual flawless manner.
N8LP "LP-Rotor" for position 2 control of rotator box at position 1.


Antennas:
160 - Shunt fed 78' tower with 54 radials
80M - Inverted Vee, 66' apex (shunt fed network soon for this band too)
40 - M-Squared 40M3L 3 el yagi at 71', supplemented by hasty Saturday erected
Inv L to cover high phone segment better. Worked ok
20 - 3 el SteppIR at 78'
15 - 3 el SteppIR at 78'; 40M Inv L
10 - 3 el SteppIR at 78'

Special Thanks:
To Monty N7CIX, for his assistance in helping me network the two positions. It
was complicated by two computers having vastly different operating systems. TNX
MONTY!

To John K7WP, for the loan of one of his Alpha 76 amps, when our new SPE amp
was never delivered by contest time. John even drove a round trip 40 miles to
deliver it, when he realized how time crunched we were Friday. TNX JOHN!

To Mike KC7V, for making a pair of Dunestar 600 BP Filter assemblies available
for purchase at a very attractive price. They worked awesome Mike!

To QRP Contester Extraordinaire, Gary N7IR, for helping me measure antenna
isolation and BPF characteristics with all that neat HP gear he has. That gave
me great piece of mind Gary, and let me know where the "trouble" band
combinations were. TNX!


THIS WAS "THE CONTEST THAT ALMOST WASN'T"

Sandy, N7RQ, and I were married in June. Part of integrating our lives was the
realization that she is as enthused about contesting and DXing as I am, so
integration of her station, for both DXing and Contesting, was foremost on my
plate.

Many hours and dollars were spent making the shack readied for two stations. An
operating position was developed and a dedicated 120v 30 amp circuit installed
just for her stuff. A separate 240v amp circuit was installed as well, for a
new SPE 1K-FA for her position.

Dunestar Bandpass filers were acquired and its characteristics and antenna
isolation was measured to develop an deployment plan. Auto switching was
acquired too, Array Solutions LCRD for the Orion II and Elecraft KRC2 for the
N7RQ TS-870S.

Some things went smooth, some didn't. Most that didn't will be rectified in the
coming months and hopefully be fully ready for ARRL DX SSB, our next M/S
planned.

The first problem arose due to the usual situation of one coax for the three
high bands. No way could we operate a Run and a Mult station on those bands.
Next will be a separate antenna to supplement the SteppIR and offer the needed
flexibility.

The Dunestar 600 BPF's, obviously designed for cw band ends, both have
unusually high loss on 75m ssb. Both on the order of 5 db! Because you transmit
as well as receive thru these filters, that meant they must be deenergized for
75m operation. Thus, it was measured and concluded that we could not safely
(receiver safety) operate 75 and ANY other band in the usual Run+Mult
configuration with them deenergized.

Also, by our (N7IR and I) measurements, it was on "the ragged edge of risky" to
operate 40 and 15 at the same time. I took the conservative road here and didnt.
More to evaluate here later as well. A separate antenna, away from the existing
tower, will do the trick.

In addition, the quickly constructed Elecraft KRC2 decoder, although it passed
the checkout procedure, doesnt recognize the band data from the TS-870S. More
to look at re this, and soon.

That left 40 and 20 as the only possible simultaneous Run + Mult situations. OK
for a first time, but certainly not ideal.

The mising new amp became the hot button, as we got close to the contest day.
It would be a pretty inefficient M/S if position 2 could only run 100w!
Fortunately, good friend John K7WP came thru with the loan of a Alpha 76.
Hooray!

Networking the two computers sounded like a cinch. Unfortunately one was a Win
2000 machine and the other a Win98SE machine. They didnt like eachother.
Fortunately, local networking guru N7CIX spent almost a day emailing back and
forth with me and we finally got them talking. BUT, I couldnt get N1MM talking!
Ten hours if screwing around with that and all of a sudden N1MM started
networking, and that was in the wee hours of Friday morning.

All was setup in time for the contest but then Murphy stung! Thirty minutes
before the contest the 3 el SteppIR lost its mind. High swr everywhere in the
ham bands. The 15m setting looked fine on 23Mhz, ugh! The usual calibrate
procedure didnt fix a thing. Successive Retract + Calibrate doings did
eventually fix it, but not until we had been in the contest, very
inefficiently, for 30 minutes and performed that procedure at least three
times. This made quick band changes on 10-15-20 impossible as I now had to get
the antenna analyzer out, each time, and make the sure antenna had gone to
where the display indicated. Follow up will be very soon with the SteppIR
folks.

Several other minor equipment issues came up during the weekend, one of which
was due to a brain dead K8IA. That all worked out. Nope, I wont tell you what
stupid thing I did. (Hey, I've had 5 hrs of sleep since Thursday!) ;-)

I did, primarily, the evening low bands and Sandy primarily did the daytime
high bands. That worked out well until I fell ill on Saturday evening.
Unfortunately, the rig(s) remained unattended for a good part of Saturday
night. The 40m line score you see is embarassingly low, but basically a one
night total. Aw, the band was crappy anyway.;-)

This contest was a good baseline for us. We know where our contest strengths
and weeknesses lie and where our equipment/antenna limitations are. We know
what we need to do to integrate addional ops. This was good, we'll see you all
again soon!


73, Bob K8IA
(2nd op at N7RQ)
Arizona, USA
 
K6CSL   SOAB LP   7,3002007-10-28 20:00:25
Phone is a great challenge low power with my "invisible" antennas..
 
N1TM   SOAB QRP   118,1102007-10-28 20:04:38
Tough going this weekend schedule wise ..had to operate during less than optimum
times which the rate per hour shows. Argonaut II still going strong after 15
years. Yet to be convinced that my K2 transmit audio is better.
 
NE7D   SOAB LP   1,1282007-10-28 20:06:38
Only was on for little over an hour on Saturday and didn't know until early
Sunday that the XYL had planned an "outing" for the whole day! Still fun for a
newbie contester and am looking forward to CW WW.
Rig: FT-1000MP Mk V Field
80M OCF dipole
N3FJP logging s/w
 
N4DL   SOSB/20 LP   123,9522007-10-28 20:11:07
FCG Low Power Team
 
WØLM   SOAB(A) HP   48,7632007-10-28 20:12:33
Nice to get some 15 and 10 meter propogation at the bottom of the cycle.
 
N8BI   SOAB HP   1,219,8042007-10-28 20:21:44
Enjoyed the better conditions on 10 & 15 meters.
 
W2IRT   SOAB(A) HP   1,439,0222007-10-28 20:27:20
Less time on this year that I'd wanted (about an hour less than last year). Even
though we're lower in the sunspot cycle than last year, conditions were vastly
better this time out and Saturday's nice 10m opening helped me score a personal
best-ever in CQWW in terms of both points and Q's. All in all, I racked up 17
more total countries and 5 more zones than in 2006.

We were lucky to have good weather here this year, which also played a big
part. In 2006 some severe thunderstorms on Friday night and 50-60MPH gusts on
Saturday meant the tower was down much of the first 24 hours.

The biggest surprise to me was 10 holding up despite an A-index in the teens
all weekend. 40 continues to be my worst band (by far) but I had great luck on
both 20 and 15, getting over 100 entities again on both. Again this year I had
no luck in running, but point-and-click operating yielded some decent rates
when conditions were good.

As always, the best operating event of the year. 73 to all!
Peter, W2IRT
 
VE3TA   SOAB HP   762,0272007-10-28 20:28:06
First real SSB contest for me and now I really know that I prefer CW. Got the
headset interfaced to the rig about 30 minutes before the contest but couldn't
get the voice keyer running.

Temporary 20 M beam helped but was unable to get anything going on 20M on
Saturday; just lack of experience. Inverted vee for 80 and low dipoles for 160
& 40. Managed a few runs on 160 and 80 and was happy to see the rate meter go
above 400 several times. Best 10 minute rate was 444/hr.

Nice to work almost 100 countries on 20 including a few JA and Pacific. Was
happy with 43 Countries out of 83 Qs on 15 using the 40 M dipole but it was a
real slog and couldn't work many that I called. Same frustration on 160 where I
could hear a lot more DX than I could work.

Orion I, A2000 & Wintest 3.17

73, Paul, VE3TA
 
VE2HIT   SOAB LP   207,9002007-10-28 20:29:08
Great contest despite the fact that this is the bottom of the cycle!
 
AD6ZJ   SOAB HP   48,4332007-10-28 20:33:05
Only had a short time I could contest this weekend and most of that time was at
night. At the last minute I decided to run QRO and dusted off the old Henry 2K2
figuring I could put out about 500W without setting off the neighborhood.
Saturday morning I decided to check out 10M and 15M before going to the default
of 20M. By the time I had worked all I could copy on 10 and 15 my time was up so
ended up not working many on 20m. Had the most fun on 40M in a while once I
convinced myself that split on 40M wasn't as bad as I remembered.

Until next time,
73
AD6ZJ, Loren
 
W1KQ   SOAB(A) HP   403,5222007-10-28 20:33:57
Tribander (TA-33 Classic) at 33' and linear loaded dipole at 75' +/-.
FT-1000D - AL-811H
Tucker T-3000 Tuner (Vectronics HFT-1500)
 
N6TV   SOAB HP   174,1352007-10-28 20:34:09
I really did buy a new microphone at HRO on Saturday just so I could work a few
friends in this contest. They all seemed amazed that I actually found a
microphone.

The old Heil Proset-4 (not the Proset Plus) is still a winner.
 
K4DLI   SOAB(A) LP   77,5722007-10-28 21:02:41
Orion II with 100 WTs and Antenna was 135 foot dipole up 55 feet feed with
450-ohm
ladder line and used a Johnson Matchbox.
Only operated Saturday afternoon and evening and Sunday afternoon until contest
end.
 
6F75A(@XE1KK)   M/S HP   4,954,4402007-10-28 21:15:40
The 6F75A is special call for the 75th Anniversary of FMRE, Mexico's IARU
Society. QSL info on QRZ.com.

The contest team was Diego LU8ADX/AY8A who came to give us a great speech about
Contesting on the FMRE's Acapulco Convention a week ago; Ismael XE1AY tree times
expeditioner to Revillagigedo XF4 and Ramon XE1KK (me). This was the first phone
multi-op operation from my station and everything worked well.

We had a great time but our call was a real tongue-twister.

As usual the best part is having Qs with all of you our good friends.
 
N6CK   SOAB HP   46,3602007-10-28 21:17:47
Nice condx to Asia on 20M, Saturday evening. Fun, part time effort.
 
AD5VJ   SOAB LP   11,1602007-10-28 21:21:47
Enjoyed the whole contest as much as I could work this time. I had to work, so
will look forward to next weekend as my weekend off and time for CW :0)

Propogation was a little strange in the beginning, but began to level out after
a few hours.

Thanks to N1MM contest software without which it would all be much harder to
implement.


73 fer nw es gud DX,
QSL VIA: LotW, BUR, e-QSL
Bob AD5VJ
Old calls: WB5ZQU/WY5L/KH3-KE5CTY-N5IET
http://www.ad5vj.com/

Member: CTDXCC, NTCC, STXDXCC
10X#-37210, SMIRK#-5177
FISTS#-12637, SKCC#-2369
NAQCC#-1966, FP#-1141, RARS#-149
 
WA2MNO   SOAB HP   54,4052007-10-28 21:26:05
Friday night conditions on 80 and 40 were fairly good but Saturday night they
were terrible. Sunday afternoon conditions on 15 were interesting. Usually we
have a pipeline from MN to SA. While I could hear the SA stations well they
were having a hard time hearing me. At the same time I could barely hear
stations like A35RK (Tonga) but one call from me and I got a response right
away. I had the same experience from EU stations. It was like someone had
turned the propgation map 90 degress clockwise.

I knew my operating time would be limited so I set a goal of 50k points. I made
my goal and then had to pull the plug.

73 - Bob
WA2MNO
 
W1EBI   SOAB HP   348,0862007-10-28 21:27:28
Not much time available Sunday. Missed not having an antenna for 75 meters.
 
K7ABV   SOAB(A) HP   167,3592007-10-28 21:32:08
Saturday= no Europe for the most part. Sunday little better, but not much...sure
glad Central an South America were strong, helped the totals...thanks to all for
a fun time as usual, won't win anything, but then that isn't what it is all
about for me anyhow...
 
N6RO   SOAB HP   26,2352007-10-28 21:38:36
A casual, late night (after the gigs) effort trolling for NCCC expeditioners and
loud signals, while attempting to get wireless internet running in the shack -
never did! May have to go B class in SS.
 
VE3NE   SOAB LP   394,3892007-10-28 21:44:04
Way better condx than in the last few months.
 
W6XR   SOAB(A) HP   437,3252007-10-28 21:45:59
The “Golden Years” continue! My wife, Nancy, and I decided to do the
downsize routine which for me meant taking apart a perfectly good radio station
that’s been in the top 10 in several categories along with miles of wire,
three towers and much aluminum along with some very reasonable radios and
amplifiers.

We moved a year ago to a two bedroom, one bath bungalow along side a fine
upstate NY trout stream on just over one acre leaving a very large hilltop
location with several acres of land. I knew I could get a reasonable station
up within an acre but was unclear where to start. Not ever being one for
convention, I put up a 135’ center fed zepp at 50’ and a K9AY pennant array
for listening on the low bands. That was a start but something that rotated
was needed so I planted the 89’ crank up and had the C31XR placed at 98’
and a Force 12 Mag 240N at 89’. At the very top, a neat seven element 6
meter yagi resides and serves as a nice bird perch. An inverted “L” for
160 finishes things off and it’s time to see just how the little station that
could (it’s all relative) would do in the CQWW phone which brings us to this
weekend.

I had suspicions my new QTH was special because I’ve been unexpectedly
successful with just the zepp but never was I planning the degree of success I
enjoyed this weekend. Phone contests rival root canals in my experience but I
enjoyed this exercise quite a bit. Granted, my new QTH is very, very quite and
the S meter sits on the left peg in the absence of a signal; forget that the new
tricked out Ten Tec Orion II receiver was just outstanding and the TL922A with
QSK mods just did what it was supposed to do ever so quietly too. All things
just worked perfectly, even though this was the maiden voyage. There should
have been problems…but none surfaced, not even with the new accessory toys.

Now with everything going well, I still was only able to keep the body parts in
the chair a short time because the body parts were not in good shape having
broken my back in three places in June while playing Paramedic. For the time
spent in the chair, I’m more than happy with the results.

160 was difficult because I didn’t have enough radials under the Inverted
“L” but that will change starting tomorrow. The guys in the Caribbean
were hampered by the local QRN or so I was told, so that multiplier was down.
80 was an enigma because sometimes I couldn’t work a station I should have
easily worked and the following QSO elicited a report of being very loud (all
with a 50’ high zepp.) 40 was well 40 and the 240N did well as all that I
called came back to me. A few JA’s sweetened the log and many Europeans got
into the log during the short time I was on the band.

20 was a workhorse and the C31XR was a hose on those three bands it is designed
for. I had a run on Saturday of three consecutive stations who must have
recognized me. The 1st was a station in the Caribbean that said hello and
asked about my health. The second was in Africa and did the same. The third
station was a HV and addressed me by my first name and this gave me pause as
now I can claim I'm on a first name basis with the Vatican!

Never did I miss all the aluminum, including the C31XR stack, from the previous
hilltop location. I guess it is possible that less is more and I’ve learned
never to underestimate the value of a stone quiet QTH that performs better than
it should. Thanks to everyone who worked me in my 40th CQWW phone. This was
totally a non serious S&P operation. Now, where is the stacking bracket for the
2nd C31XR?

73

Natan W6XR/2
 
N4PN(@W8JI)   SOSB/40 HP   421,6402007-10-28 21:50:02
FIRST AND FOREMOST, THANKS TO TOM, W8JI FOR THE INVITATION TO OPERATE SINGLE
OP FROM HIS UNBELIEVABLE QTH. THE NEW STACKED 3 OVER 3 YAGIS ON 40 METERS
PERFORMED FLAWLESSLY. ALSO, HAD A DIPOLE AND VERTICAL WITH INSTANT SWITCHING.

WAS ABLE TO HAVE A FAIR RUN FROM THE START. NOISE PICKED UP LATER IN THE
EVENING BUT ONLY SLOWED DOWN THE RATE SLIGHTLY.

WAS ABLE TO WORK INTO EUROPE AND DEEP RUSSIA UP UNTIL 1045 UTC....WORKED
GW3ORL AT 1052 FOR THE LAST ONE SATURDAY MORNING WHICH WAS GETTING CLOSE
TO MID-DAY IN THE U.K. - UNBELIEVABLE!

WAS STILL ABOUT 14,000 POINTS BEHIND THE CURRENT U.S. RECORD WHEN I CAME
HOME FOR A NAP/SHOWER ON SUNDAY MORNING. RETURNED TO TOM'S AROUND 5PM LOCAL
TO FIND THE BAND JUST BEGINNING TO OPEN. WAS ABLE TO FIND A SMALL SPOT JUST
INSIDE THE U.S. BAND AND BETWEEN SEVERAL COMMERCIAL STATIONS. NEEDING ABOUT
80 - THREE POINT CONTACTS, THINGS STARTED SLOWLY. BUT BY 6 O'CLOCK, THE BAND
SUDDENLY OPENED UP AND WAS ABLE TO HAVE A GOOD RUN TO THE END FINISHING WITH
144 MORE Q's ON SUNDAY EVENING.

SOME BETTER DX INCLUDED VQ9X, B7P, JT1CO (LP over South Pole), SEVERAL UA0's IN
ZONE 18, FOUR VK6's (zone 29), YB0ZZ, 3DA0WW, 9K2HN/9K2MU, A45WD, A71BX,
A61HH, WH0AC, DU9RG/DU9ASJ AND MANY LOUD JA's.

GUESS QSO APPRECIATED THE MOST....HB0/DF4TD/Mobile - WHO CALLED AND CALLED AND
HUNG IN THERE UNTIL I GOT THE CALL CORRECT.

THANKS AGAIN TOM AND MARSHA....AS ALWAYS - IT WAS SIMPLY GREAT!!

73, Paul
 
YB2ECG   SOSB/20 LP   66,6522007-10-28 21:58:34
Joining the CQ WW Contest series is always having fun.
 
KV1J   SOAB(A) HP   512,8662007-10-28 22:04:41
Nice to see some openings on 10M. 80 and 160 seemed tough this time. First
time with the 4 ele SteppIR. The 180 flip feature was great. Also having a
rotatable 40M dipole at 80' with the SteppIR was nice. Took off prime time to
watch the Red Sox Saturday night. 99 percent S&P.

Thanks for the contacts! Had fun! 73, Eric
 
KH7B(K4XS)   SOSB/80 HP   319,1462007-10-28 22:07:46
Wow, this sure was fun! After going QRT in early 2006 and only having a mobile
out here in KH6 it sure was fun to have a tower up and to be in a contest
again.

The antennas I ordered from M2 are somewhere on the Pacific on a container to
the Big Island so had to operate 80 meters. In the past few weeks I have put
up four 2-element delta/quad loops strung from various ropes and Phillyastran
run from my new 150 foot tower.

With only about a week on 75 out here to get my feel for propagation from KH6 I
decided to make a serious run for the Oceaniac SSB record. After the first
night I knew I had a serious chance of breaking it. By early Sunday morning I
had eclipsed the old 280K and finally wound up with my last QSO with DU9RG (a
new mult)with a 40K margin for error.


What a difference working the contest from out here! After taking Europe for
granted for many years, it is a big struggle to even work zone 14 and 15 on the
short path. I think I had four Europeans in the log. However, the upside is
all those W/K stations now count for big points. Plus the elusive Asian
countries and zones are easy. You win some and lose some!

It was great working all my old friends back on the mainland after such a long
time off the air. It's great to be back in contesting again. A great big
mahalo (thank you) to everyone for the QSOs and all the spots. See you all in
the CW affair.

Bill K4XS/KH7XS
 
K3LR   M/M HP   17,777,1502007-10-28 22:11:47
Congrats to all of the Multi Multi Contest stations, especially KC1XX and W3LPL
for fine scores and great competition.
It certainly was another MAJOR FUN radio contesting weekend with some of the
very best Contestmen (and ContestLadies!)on the planet here at K3LR. Extreme
thanks to Dave, W9ZRX who interrupted his vacation and worked countless hours
getting the station ready to go. Everything worked perfect. My sincere thanks
to the operators who drove long hours (N2NT, N2NC, W2RQ. LU7DW was the longest
drive at 12 hours) and to the ops that flew in (like N9RV from his new home in
Montana and KL9A from Idaho + K1AR from New Hampshire and KI4MTU from Georgia).
With a K3LR radio room full of great operators it is all about having fun on
the radio for 48 hours. I am very pleased with the operation of our new 24
element 20 meter Yagi array. I never thought that working more than 3300 QSOs
on 20 meters was possible from Western Pennsylvania, but K1AR, N2NT and N3SD
did just that! A Super 239 hour to Europe on Saturday morning! Ashley, KI4MTU
came back to K3LR for more 40 meter contest fun. A great time was had by all!

For the K3LR station description, pictures and details, please see the K3LR web
page at http://www.k3lr.com The 2006 K3LR CQWW video is on www.youtube.com
Search for K3LR.

We’ll see you in 4 weeks for the CQWW CW contest!

See you then (on all 6 bands)!

For the K3LR Multi Multi Team,
73!
Tim K3LR

K3LR@K3LR.com


BAND QSO QSO PTS PTS/QSO ZONES COUNTRIES OPs

160 394 405 1.03 18 60 N2NC
80 1030 2475 2.40 28 105 K8CX W9ZRX K3LR
40 1294 2833 2.19 32 125 N9RV W2RQ KI4MTU
20 3321 9289 2.80 39 169 N2NT K1AR N3SD
15 2042 5559 2.72 32 146 K3UA KL9A
10 375 729 1.94 20 61 N3GJ LU7DW
---------------------------------------------------
Totals 8456 21290 2.52 169 666 => 17,777,150

Continent Statistics
K3LR CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST Multi Multi
160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL percent

North America 328 478 548 389 302 191 2236 25.6
South America 12 34 55 127 147 163 538 6.2
Europe 45 506 612 2502 1513 16 5194 59.4
Asia 1 16 25 251 22 1 316 3.6
Africa 9 14 26 67 63 11 190 2.2
Oceania 3 29 73 100 63 2 270 3.1

BREAKDOWN QSO/mults K3LR CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST Multi Multi

HOUR 160 80 40 20 15 10 HR TOT CUM TOT

0 49/14 23/22 73/60 146/42 62/31 19/9 372/178 372/178
1 24/10 28/16 72/23 62/15 31/4 3/1 220/69 592/247
2 44/3 32/20 47/13 44/1 11/0 1/0 179/37 771/284
3 28/10 49/16 21/4 25/0 7/0 . 130/30 901/314
4 25/4 72/13 31/7 9/2 . . 137/26 1038/340
5 7/5 81/11 37/3 7/0 . . 132/19 1170/359
6 13/5 53/6 37/7 11/0 . . 114/18 1284/377
7 10/5 36/3 58/5 13/1 . . 117/14 1401/391
8 6/0 15/4 48/4 16/2 ..... ..... 85/10 1486/401
9 13/0 18/5 30/4 4/0 . . 65/9 1551/410
10 24/2 21/0 13/1 5/5 1/2 . 64/10 1615/420
11 11/0 9/1 3/2 141/44 28/13 . 192/60 1807/480
12 . 12/0 9/2 239/14 72/32 . 332/48 2139/528
13 . 13/0 6/0 134/11 186/20 8/2 347/33 2486/561
14 . 8/0 18/0 148/5 111/10 21/4 306/19 2792/580
15 . 14/0 21/0 167/7 172/11 22/22 396/40 3188/620
16 ..... 6/0 12/0 189/9 156/4 15/7 378/20 3566/640
17 . 10/0 17/0 171/7 96/7 13/4 307/18 3873/658
18 . 11/0 17/0 121/10 120/8 9/0 278/18 4151/676
19 . 13/0 19/0 124/2 61/3 69/14 286/19 4437/695
20 . 15/0 21/0 134/1 50/4 64/4 284/9 4721/704
21 . 15/0 31/4 81/3 38/6 16/3 181/16 4902/720
22 6/2 24/1 58/2 92/5 14/0 . 194/10 5096/730
23 7/0 33/0 49/1 86/4 2/0 . 177/5 5273/735
0 1/2 50/0 51/2 19/1 ..... ..... 121/5 5394/740
1 2/2 45/5 26/0 2/0 . . 75/7 5469/747
2 15/4 44/1 22/1 3/0 . . 84/6 5553/753
3 11/5 29/2 24/0 1/0 . . 65/7 5618/760
4 3/1 24/0 33/0 6/0 . . 66/1 5684/761
5 3/0 24/1 26/1 1/0 . . 54/2 5738/763
6 4/0 31/0 20/2 3/0 . . 58/2 5796/765
7 7/0 16/0 61/1 . . . 84/1 5880/766
8 9/0 15/2 26/0 ..... ..... ..... 50/2 5930/768
9 15/0 5/0 24/0 . . . 44/0 5974/768
10 19/2 7/2 17/0 2/0 . . 45/4 6019/772
11 16/0 6/2 10/3 73/2 18/2 . 123/9 6142/781
12 . 14/0 4/1 123/1 88/6 . 229/8 6371/789
13 . 13/0 10/0 93/0 175/5 7/4 298/9 6669/798
14 . 3/0 7/0 82/4 181/4 8/3 281/11 6950/809
15 . 2/0 8/0 110/0 123/0 . 243/0 7193/809
16 ..... 6/0 5/0 93/0 73/2 6/1 183/3 7376/812
17 . 5/0 12/0 95/1 37/1 4/0 153/2 7529/814
18 . 5/0 8/0 119/3 32/1 13/0 177/4 7706/818
19 . 9/0 21/0 99/0 33/1 27/0 189/1 7895/819
20 . 7/0 11/1 79/1 27/0 39/3 163/5 8058/824
21 . 10/0 42/1 71/1 16/0 11/0 150/2 8208/826
22 . 11/0 18/1 49/3 19/1 . 97/5 8305/831
23 22/2 38/0 60/1 29/1 2/0 . 151/4 8456/835
DAY1 267/60 611/118 748/142 2169/190 1218/155 260/70 ..... 5273/735
DAY2 127/18 419/15 546/15 1152/18 824/23 115/11 . 3183/100
TOT 394/78 1030/133 1294/157 3321/208 2042/178 375/81 . 8456/835

QSO Counts By Band-Country

K3LR CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST Multi Multi
PRFX 160 80 40 20 15 10


1A 2 1 1 1 1

3A 1

3B8 1 1 1

3DA 1 1 1 1 1

3V 1 1 1 1 2

4L 1 1

4O 1 1 1 1 1

4S 1

4U1I 2 1 1

4X 1 4 8 4

5B 1 5 3 5 4

5H 1 3 1

5U 1

5X 1

5Z 2 2

6W 1 2 2 3 2

6Y 1 1 1 1 1 1

7X 2 1

8P 1 2 3 2 2 2

9A 2 11 9 35 18

9G 1 1

9H 1 1

9J 1 1

9K 1 2 2 1 1

9M2 2

9M6 1

9Y 1 1 1 1

A3 1

A4 1 1

A6 1 1 1

A7 1 1 1

BV 4

BY 12

C3 1 1

C5 1 1 1 1 1 1

C6 1 1 1 2 1 1

C9 1 1 1

CE 2 4 13 14 11

CE0Y 2

CM 2 3 5 3 3 1

CN 2 3 3 8 3

CP 2

CT 8 14 23 19

CT3 3 3 3 4 3 3

CU 1 1 1 4 5 2

CX 3 2 6 9 11

DL 6 97 112 443 284 2

DU 1 3

E5/s 1 3 3

E7 1 6 2 9 5

EA 2 35 59 180 158

EA6 1 1 4 8

EA8 1 2 5 15 15 2

EA9 1 1 1 2

EI 1 5 7 18 16

EK 1 2 1

EL 1

ER 1 1 2 2

ES 2 2 4

EU 1 1 4

EX 1

EY 1

F 5 35 37 180 124 2

FG 1 1 2

FJ 1 1 1 1 1 1

FM 1 1 2 2 2 3

FR 1

FY 1 1 1 2 2 1

G 3 50 89 300 135 2

GD 1 3 6 4

GI 1 4 6 21 12

GJ 3 1

GM 1 10 10 37 24

GU 3 3 2

GW 8 4 30 14

HA 2 5 7 31 10

HB 5 14 45 24

HB0 1 1 2 2 1

HC 1 1 4 1 1

HC8 1 1 1 2 1 1

HH 1 1 1

HI 1 1 2 2 2 1

HK 1 2 3 9 9 7

HL 2

HP 1 2 2

HR 1 2 2 6 6 4

HS 3

HV 1 1

HZ 2 6 1

I 3 40 40 311 214 3

IG9 1

IS 2 1 9 8

IT9 5 3 20 16

J2 1 1 1

J3 1 1 1 1 2 1

J6 1 1

J7 1 1

J8 1 1 1 1

JA 6 8 161 3

JW 1 1 1

K 226 84 263 159 140 106

KG4 1 1 1

KH0 1 1

KH2 2 4 2 3

KH6 1 9 8 11 15 2

KL 1 1 10 1

KP2 3 1 4 4 4 6

KP4 3 3 6 2 8 8

LA 1 3 11 8

LU 9 10 35 36 49

LX 4 2 4 2

LY 3 2 11 3

LZ 7 4 16 14

OA 1 1 1

OE 1 6 10 43 27

OH 6 2 39 8

OH0 1 3

OK 3 15 25 71 45

OM 1 8 7 15 13

ON 1 10 21 76 46 2

OZ 5 12 5

P4 3 3 3 5 5 4

PA 2 20 19 123 52 2

PJ2 2 2 2 3 3 2

PY 1 6 23 38 51 63

PZ 1 1 1 1 1 1

S5 3 11 23 42 41 1

SM 8 24 13

SP 1 17 19 71 43

ST 1 1

SU 1 2

SV 2 3 20 13

SV5 1 1 1 1

SV9 1 3 3

T7 1 1 1 1 1

TA 1 1 3 4

TA1 3 1

TF 3

TG 1 4 2 1

TI 1 4 2 7 6 3

TK 3

TT 1 1

TU 1

UA 12 8 83 9

UA2 1 1 2 1

UA9 1 26 1

UN 7

UR 18 12 31 13

V2 1 1 1 1 1 1

V3 1 1 1 1

V4 1 1 1 2 2 1

V5 2 3 1

V7 1 1 1

V8 1

VE 74 358 236 148 85 30

VK 2 12 39 37 23

VP2M 1 1 1 1 1 1

VP2V 1 1

VP5 2 2 2 2 2 2

VP8 1 1 1 1

VP9 2 1 1 3 2 1

VQ9 1 1 1

VR 1

XE 4 6 9 18 19 7

XU 1

YB 1 7

YL 3

YO 2 6 23 21

YU 10 6 30 17

YV 2 2 1 2 9 4

Z3 1 1 3 2

ZA 1 1

ZC4 1

ZD7 1

ZD8 1

ZF 1

ZL 6 17 33 16

ZL7 1

ZP 1 1 2 1 5

ZS 1 1 3 10 15 1
 
VA7ST   SOAB HP   123,3672007-10-28 22:12:19
* FT-2000 + SB221
* N1MM Logger
* 3 ele. tribander @ 45'
* 2 x 40M half-squares
* 80M delta loop
* 160M Inverted-L (80' high/50' horizontal)

=================================================
SFI=67 A=14 K=4 == Rotten prop on all bands
* I'm not a phone op. Now I remember why. It's rough work
* Almost every DX station was a new mode-country for me :)
* Had some practice running. Those few 4Q/minutes were great fun
* Bad bands + incessant power line noise (thanks a heap, B.C. Hydro)
= some tough slogging.
* Ran unassisted, but cluster would have really helped S&P production
=================================================

Went in with very low expectations as conditions looked bad. Used this one to
get my feet wet (damp, anyway) in a full-tilt phone test. The station's SSB kit
consists of a Heil Pro Set Plus and footswitch (obtained after dabbling in WAE
SSB last month), and otherwise all CW-band antennas. Must say the FT-2000
played great -- made it possible to fend off some very heavy QRM.

Got exactly what I expected: low production. Wondered many times what the
hard-core stations were thinking about conditions, and how many guys sat this
one out. Going by the modestly populated bands Friday and Saturday night, I
suspect attendance was low. Was impressed by the number of VE7s active -- must
have heard a dozen of us over the weekend (though big VE7/VE6 signals here on
80M through 15M usually mean DX conditions are marginal, if not totally
bleak).

Bands were truly lousy -- not as bad as some recent weekends, but still lousy.
20M and 15M success here is limited by the tribander's CW settings. Definitely
wasn't being heard too well at the high end of either band. Low ends were FB
but stations not in the same abundance, especially when running stateside.

Evenings at the microphone (voice finding its way from the shack through
furnace ducts to the kids' bedrooms upstairs) prompted a case of 'XYL and
harmonic' supression: "Keep it down!" I was told by the three non-hams in the
family late Friday night. Being a sport and seeing as bands were quite rotten,
I went QRT during the wee hours, but was at it again for 40M at 6 a.m. and damn
the torpedoes, hi.

"Over and over again. 'QSL five nine three...' what does that even mean?" one
kid asked over breakfast. "That's what points sound like," I replied. "Don't
worry. At this rate, none of us will go deaf from it."

Note to self: use the rig's DVK next time out.

160M -- Heard a coupld W6s but they couldn't hear me. Inverted-L over a dozen
temporary radials wasn't enough with unamplified 100W SSB even for close-in
regional stuff this weekend.

80M -- Touch-and-go propagation. Some JAs heard Sunday a.m. but none worked.
Only DX worked were KH7, XE, 8P, KL7. Didn't feel like a WW contest there at
all.

40M -- Seemed pretty good to SA. No EU or AS worked, but a couple of Pacific
(KH6 and ZL only). Slim pickings finding stateside guys not split down below
7040 for EU (worked those who said they were also listening on their own freq,
but didn't want to go way, way low to work 'em split).

20M -- No EU opening Saturday here, just a few big guns not pointing to the
western part of NA. SA was super. Sunday morning EU opened much better but
still no hell. A nice sampling of UK stations, plus SM, OH, F, I, DL, UA1, ES
and that was about it. In the final hour found AS wide open for VR2, B7P and
UAO mults.

15M -- Not bad to NA/SA on Saturday, but a lot weaker Sunday here. Better
conditions than I've seen in several months, though. Was not a wasteland as it
has been. Alas, no EU or AS.

10M -- One lone SA station. Not another sound heard.

Unique calls: 309 of 359.
Only four-bander: KH7X (80M-15M)

Will be back for more next time. Gotta hope for better in the CW leg next month
and sweepstakes weekends. See you in the fray.

-- Bud VA7ST
 
VK2CZ(VK8AA)   SOSB/10 LP   452007-10-28 22:22:31
Had to cancel my favouritee zone 29 VK8AA 40m effort at the last minute - major
work and IEEE related events overtook the planning.. left the receiver at home
sitting on the old 10m yagi pointed north, and snared a few stations in a coffee
break.

The 120m long coax to my big 80m/40m wire arrays was short circuit, and best I
could find was that a large tree had blown down in the past month and crushed
the cable.. again, sadly no time to replace or repair it.. the tree and the
TDR were in about the same position..

always next year ;-}
cheers,
David.
 
KT4ZB   SOSB/20 LP   82,4252007-10-28 23:12:12
Decided to celebrate the bottom of the cycle with a bare bone setup for the
contest. Yaesu Ft-1000D,20m dipole and no spotting cluster. New tower and
antennas will be up for future contests. Band conditions seemed good here with
a ZL/VK opening the first morning (although nothing the next). Worked the big
guns and found a good selection of others, many of which were very patient
picking my signal out of the QRM. Loads of fun and thanks to all who helped
sponsor the contest and participated. Jere - KT4ZB
 
OH2BP(OHØBP)   SOSB/40 HP   16,2892007-10-29 00:00:23
Some S&P for fun. Bad conditions.
 
YT9A   SOSB/20 HP   1,000,0012007-10-29 00:09:44
No comment - EU = 65.4%
 
DLØTUM   M/S HP   1,633,3202007-10-29 00:18:20
CU in the CW leg!
 
S5ØU   SOAB(A) HP   160,3322007-10-29 00:27:36
Contest : CQ World Wide DX Contest
Callsign : S50U
Mode : PHONE
Category : Single Operator - Assisted (SOA)
Band(s) : All bands (AB)
Class : High Power (HP)
Operating time : 7h

BAND QSO DUP DXC CQ POINTS AVG
--------------------------------------
160 36 0 26 7 54 1.50
80 100 0 40 10 132 1.32
40 54 0 30 12 80 1.48
20 237 4 30 11 559 2.36
15 17 0 13 7 37 2.18
10 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
--------------------------------------
TOTAL 444 4 139 47 862 1.94
======================================
TOTAL SCORE : 160 332

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SN6Z(@SP6YAQ)   M/S HP   3,298,0842007-10-29 00:49:16
Unexpected condx on high bands in the bottom of the cycle.10M could be better
due to the conditions on 15M but proably this will be too many hapiness for one
time:)
Thanks for all qso - it was good fun and propagation check for the upcoming cq
ww cw:)

Vy73 de Maciek ... --.- -.... -- ...
 
OMØM   M/2 HP   5,852,1602007-10-29 01:17:31
CU IN CW PART.


OM8AW
 
F8CRS   SOAB LP   58,4802007-10-29 01:23:32
Hi,
using FT1kMPmarkV fiel, 100w,Heil HC4, G5RV & Vertical 1/4 7mhz.



Made only 8hours because of family visiting.........hi and my objectif was to
made new-one/band/mode. and I did.

extra conditions on 10m with my best dx LT1F on my g5rv real 59, also HA8..
59+50.
also 15m good opennings to SA with 59+10 with PY stations.

just regrates with some stations heard but to weak or to much people calling
like P4,VP2,HC8...... but a few new one: 3DA0,4U1.

see you on cw
F8CRS david
 
OQ5M(ON5ZO)   SOSB/20 HP   378,2192007-10-29 01:34:57
TNX for the QSOs. I posted some observations here:
http://on5zo.spaces.live.com/

73 de Franki ON5ZO = OQ5M
 
ON4CT   SOAB LP   408,1702007-10-29 01:55:03
This was a good excercise for my operating skills, I dislike the 48 hour contest
format for a single operator category.
The fun and money bands where 10 m with an good opening on saterday evening,
and 40 m on saterday morning.
All qso's done in s&p.

73
DIRK
on4ct

eq : mark V , x7 , dipoles , n1mm
 
N2WK   SOAB(A) HP   901,5522007-10-29 02:07:51
I enjoyed the test and thanks for all the Q's. All S&P w/cluster, no Eu on 10m
but did work a few AF stations. A busy weekend, I had a band job, my Grandson's
foot ball game and a dinner engagement.

73 to all,
Wayne
 
SJ2A(SM3WMV)   SOSB/20 HP   153,9082007-10-29 02:19:25
I worked a few hours for the first time from SM2EKM station since the station I
usually use has been sold. I had intentions to do this one full time but my
neck messed with me and when also conditions were terrible I decided to do
something useful with my time instead and went home. So about 11 hours behind
the radio.

We'll see if I'll operate any in the CW leg. Might just do it for fun in
semi-serious DX mode.

5/5el + 4el
FT1000D + Homebrew amp

73 de Mike (SM3WMV)
 
SA5D(SM5DJZ)   SOAB(A) HP   370,1802007-10-29 02:28:21
Thank heaven for the Voice-Keyer!
Had a soar throat all weekend and had to trust
the MFJ-434 all the time.
Fun with so good opening on 10m.
73's de John
 
PS2T(PY5EG)   SOSB/20 HP   1,139,8972007-10-29 02:39:50
Impressive propagation Thursday on the high bands. 10 meters at that day was
really fantastic. Seems that continues to be good during the contest.
20 meters on the first day was fine and I end up with 1600 QSOs.
Second day conditions droop down and I made no more than 650 Qs.
It was fine to return back on SOSB.
Thanks for being on my log.
73
Oms
 
GMØIIO   SOSB/20 LP   104,4162007-10-29 02:44:00
Ft-1000MP and 20m EDZ. QRM from all directions, but still had a ball. Great
contest. 73, George
 
VY2ZM   SOAB HP   10,104,8342007-10-29 02:48:34
Wow! Condx were much better on 15m than I was expecting - with rates over 200
for 5 hours on Saturday morning. I wasn't ready for this....and it was nice to
work a zone 17 and 18 once again on that band.

Lowband condx were remarkably good as well - even 10m opened some to EU the 2nd
day. I think I was late on Sunday morning for the best part of the EU opening
but did manage a few to get a few for zones 14/15/20.

I managed a 300 hour on Sunday afternoon into the USA on 20M - probably my best
ever from here (or anywhere else for that matter.)

40m was very very tough both nights - even with some new antennas that were
installed over the summer - phone is always a struggle no matter what you do on
that band. Give me CW on that band ANY DAY!!

All in all, it was fun to operate this weekend and I am pleased with the
results as it was a personal best from this station. This contest should be
great fun once again in a few years when 10m returns.

Many thanks to all the old friends who called in - it was nice to see some of
the old timers like F2YT, I8MPO, GI3OQR and others that I am too tired to
remember just now.

CU next month on CW.

73 JEFF VY2ZM

K1ZM@aol.com
 
LN3Z(@LA3Z)   M/S HP   3,280,0192007-10-29 02:51:15
Had a great time on the bands this weekend. Still suffering with poor mult
antennas. Poor propagation the first day, but nice to see 15 meter open to NA
for a change, even though it was a short opening. Cu in the cw contest in a
month.

LA6YEA
 
G3WW(@G4EHT)   SOSB/40 LP   19,4582007-10-29 02:52:14
My father, Bill, (G4EHT) put a 1/4 wave wire for 40M up last week and invited me
to test his 'fishing pole' antenna. And when the XYL said go and play radio, you
never question her judgement.

Phone isn't my cup of tea generally, so I viewed it as a chance to casually
work a few entities on SSB.

Conditions seemed average - but better than I expected, as on the Friday I
thought it could be an unmitigated disaster working 40M phone low power.
Besides, I haven't got a 2.0 kHz narrow SSB filter in the transceiver!

Fortunately I surpassed my expectations and Searched & Pounced to 58 countries
from 11 zones. I heard more though, VK7GK (Z30) was booming at Saturday
breakfast but couldn't crack his pile. ZS9X (Z38) was borderline both evenings
but unruly rabble so never bothered. V47KP (Z08) was good each night but always
a big pile-up. HC2AQ (Z10) was consistently strong and largely in the clear just
below 7200 kHz but I figured he had high QRN/QRM. ZY7C (Z11) could not hear me
either. Only North American beyond the east coast was W9RE who was genuinely
strong but couldn't hear my puny 100W. On CW it would have been a VERY
different story with most of the above!

Whilst not generally considered DX, Guernsey and Shetland were unexpected
bonuses. Thanks Colin, FAL.

Murphy visited twice; Dad showed me the his heath-robinson feed arrangement and
the feeder went open circuit when we returned to the shack. Later, I somehow
managed to over-write a previous QSO. I knew it was a Mult as the country total
had decreased by 1. By a process of elimination - manually recalling which
countries I thought I'd worked I found 9Y4W had been overwritten. And yes, I
hadn't turned the automatic backup feature on! Lesson learned.

Roll on next month for THE contest mode!

73

Dez
 
B7P   M/M HP   4,681,7782007-10-29 02:52:25
We first time run CQWW DX SSB contest in M/M. Many funs! Thanks for the QSO.
 
WH2D(K3UOC)   SOAB LP   161,6762007-10-29 02:58:31
The usual limited time excuse -- sorry for sounding like a broken record. But I
did have the opportunity to introduce several of our radio kids to the unique
art of radio contesting. By their accounts, it was all very exciting!
Especially at the end with seconds to go and would WH2D make 700 contacts or
not? Thanks to JR7TBZ for getting us to that 700 plateau at 23:59:50 on
Sunday. What a finish (three dupes, but who's counting)!!! Pass it on
colegas, because you can't take it with you.

Mike Manafo K3UOC @ WH2D
Rachel Clement - soon to be licensed
Jake Felipe - soon to be licensed
WH2D, the St. John's School Amateur Radio Club
 
OK1CDJ   SOSB(A)/20 HP   433,8272007-10-29 03:01:36
RIG:
5 el. yagi@15m
3 el. yagi@12m
2x "good old" Drake L-4b PA
It was my first contest from new QTH.Conditions was not so good during
Saturday. I was very happy when on Sunday evening got short pileup from W6.
Thanks to all for QSO.

73 Ondra OK1CDJ
 
W4RM   M/2 HP   5,360,3382007-10-29 03:30:39
We had a great time, other the summer we added a new mult station and antenna
beverage switch box for all the stations. These upgrades worked great and
helped to improve our score from last year.
Conditions were down on 160M and up on 10M could this be the start of something
good? I hope so!!!!

73 Bill W4RM
 
VE3MGY   SOSB/160 LP   6,5882007-10-29 03:35:43
Condx were terrible. Although QRN was very low, around S4 on the vertical, S0 on
the RX antennas, propagation just wasn't there. Even local stations were down 30
- 40 db at times compared to other years. It felt like everyone was QRP. The
usual power houses like HC8N were at the noise level, or below it at times.
Even the big EU guns like CN2R were way down. Listening to the big east coast
Multi Multi's trying to, and failing at times, to work EU let me know that that
it wasn't just myself having a hard time.

We can hope for better condx for the CW part but since that is in exactly 28
days.... Well, you know what I mean.

73
Brian
VE3MGY
 
N2CU   SOAB(A) HP   254,1632007-10-29 03:43:48
Started out thinking about playing a bit on 160m. Made a few Q's and pulled the
plug. On Saturday the high bands seemed pretty good so I decided to break off
and get my voice keyer working. I finally did and it was pretty cool working
the contest without speaking. I'll have to make up some good audio files now
that I know how. OK, OK, I'm a bit behind on the technology side of contesting.
So what's next, SO2R? Hmmmmm.

Probably the first SSB contest I actually had fun in.

FT1000MP, Drake L7 1kW, TH6DXX 50', 40m slopers, 160m Inverted L.

73,
Tom N2CU <><
 
OL7R   M/S HP   7,040,6022007-10-29 03:48:19
TNX for all contacts.
Info about RIG is on the www.OL7R.net
This is our best result of all.

73 see you in CW part :-) Vendy OL7R HF Contest team
 
DHØMA(@DL4YAO)   M/S HP   790,1282007-10-29 03:59:11
DH0MA (17 Yrs, Lic since 2006) and I did a small M/S.

TT Orion, 8877 PA
2 Ele for 10/15/20 @ 10 meters
L/4 Sloper on 40
T-Ant for 80/160 12m high.

From the US, worked mostly east coast.

Except for W7WA and K7RL on 20, no west coast was worked.

Nice 10m opening on SUN afternoon adding a few South American Multis.

Also great signals from SE Asia and Arfica.

N4PN and K4ZW very strong on 40.

Heard N0NI on 80 but couldnt reach him.
 
EA5DFV   SOAB HP   1,984,8782007-10-29 03:59:16
Becase last minute family duties, I can't be at AM3SSB MS with my friends and I
apologize them for that. I can be on only 24 hours, but I enjoy the bands
conditions: 10m was a big surprise with the nice EU sporadic, 15m wide open to
NA the sunday afternoon. I find 20m less crowed that the past contests and
40m... well, impossible, but I'm sure that in the near future I will remember
this split operation on this band.


Thanks very much for the calls and ear me.
73 de Jose.
 
4O3A   SOAB HP   6,208,4702007-10-29 04:00:21
New SO2R station layout with fully automation works fine and it’s really
something I am proud about.

This time was no lucky with weather. As station is very weather dependable (
hilltop and poor grounding ), huge thunderstorm put me in position to think
about quitting contest and switching station off for grounding. But I decided
to put in some risk. Low bands were so noisy, even on beverages and I did not
use my advantage on low bands at all. Even on beverages I had noise on few S
unit levels. It was funny that I was running on 160M first night, because on
80M and 40M I had terrible static. Beverages were only on 160M useful at that
moment.

In generally conditions were good. Second day I expected to have luck with USA
conditions on high bands, but it was worse than first afternoon.

Thanks’ to all for calling and see you in CQ WW CW.

Ranko – 4O3A
 
WP3C   SOSB/40 LP   286,7132007-10-29 04:28:47
CU in the CW contest!

http://www.wp3c.qth.com

Att Alfredo Velez WP3C
 
NQ4I   M/M HP   9,511,7222007-10-29 04:35:57
No Equipment failures! New 20m 8 el worked great on mult station. New 80m 3 el
vertical array did a nice job also...will be adding an additional 3 elements to
it in the very near future. Our score is up 20% from last years score. A good
time was had by all. Food was excellent. The weather co-operated nicely. It was
one of the nicest fall weekends yet.
 
DF1DX   SOAB QRP   236,3282007-10-29 04:36:17
Murphy was here. :-(

cu next month.

73 Jürgen, DF1DX
 
MDØCCE   SOAB HP   1,018,5362007-10-29 04:37:58
First time for a real effort at a phone contest (mostly a cw op) - lots of fun
and a learning experience.

Murphy visited three times in the night: sudden intermittent high swr on the
SteppIR indicated a problem unlikely to be repaired at night. The promised
gale force winds appeared about the same time, so the tower had to be lowered,
taking down the 80m and 160m wire antennas. A hastily erected all-band
"vertical" (30-45 degrees off vertical sometimes in the wind!) with no radials
was the only antenna used for the second 2/3s of the contest. Apologies and
thanks to the many stations that had to dig my weak signals out of the QRM,
requiring repeats and hard work!

Given my weak signals on 40 and 80, and no 160m antenna, I surrendered the
fight on Saturday night and got up early to catch the gray line openings on
Sunday. I noticed that the first two stations I worked were drifting in
frequency and I had to follow them with the tuning knob to get the report -
only to realize that my transceiver was drifting! Fortunately, there was a
second one at hand, so after a swap and reconfiguration the station was back up
and running.

It was nice to hear 10m open so well, although it was frustrating to hear EU to
the south of me working the US on Sunday while I couldn't hear them at all this
far north with the vertical!

Six stations were worked on 6 bands: CU2A, DF0HQ, DR1A, EB1WW, HG6N and PA6Z -
with many others on four or five bands; a great chance to fill in many
band-slots.

Good conditions, lots of great operators, lots of fun....now bring on the CW
contest! 73 and thanks to all!

Bob
 
DV1JM   SOAB LP   289,7602007-10-29 04:44:01
start late due some commitment but able to work as many as i could. not as good
as last year but the fun is stiil the same.
 
S51A(S55O)   SOAB LP   929,7362007-10-29 05:04:08
Pozdravljeni!

My first SOAB! It was like when i started with soab 80, i just didnt know
where/what/how! With the support of my good friend the icom 746, which this
time was nearly impossible to operate on 40/80/160 (low ip3 bla bla bla) - had
s constant noise on 40m at 59+20, so i'm sorry if i didnt answer to your
call's!

It was a good run for experience, but still since i never was on 40m ssb for
more as the ocasional QSO the results r lacking there and on 80m. An unexpected
off time for 5h on sat night costed me the 1500Q/1M points. But it's all good.

Thanks to the support (pre/in the contest and after) of Andrej s56zab without
who my operation would've been totaly a different experience...realy thank you
and i owe you at least some beers :) To Ziga, who heleped andrej setting the
40m antena's, while i was on the job. Tine s50a and Kristjan s50xx who offered
me good informations and to all that i've bugged on the phone and the WWYC
guys!.

Allways a pleasure working WWYC on air!

Equip:
Icom 746
Ant: th6dxx 10/15/20 @15m
40m: dipole @9m and Eco vertical (didnt work realy good)
80m: Inv V @15m
160m: Inv V @15m

Conditions were astonishing from the fact that 10/15 were fairly opened. Worked
realy some nice qso's and had few runs on 10m (my only runs! Thanks to all the
PA hams that answered (never worked so many PA). Qso of the day CX on the band
almost closed!

15m fairly fun with lots of karibian, pitty for the lost ju1f, jt,9m2, lots of
others NO VK or ZL!!! actualy i heard 1 VK an 1 ZL the whole contest :/ ) Best
qso VQ9X tu!

20m...oh :/ My 746 had a singnal allways + 40!!! on the whole band! th6dxx is
bad on this band and i had to tune it to go to 14.350 :/ Sorry to the fans of
the antenna, but compared to kt34xa... it is just bad. Problems with 70% of 3
points qso and NO RUN WHATSOEVER! almost noone came on cq.... Best QSO my
friends @ Ve7SV (spent 10 minutes, but it was worth it! )

40m :) 59+++ signals and trying to get someting out of the noise :) Did what i
could since i slept sat night :). (FS/K1XM as last qso of the ctest)

80m The dipole on 15m is totaly dissapointing...i didnt work even 9k2hn who
usualy is realy realy good (and i work him from home with a dipole on 9m every
time XD ).....time to improve...Skyloop maybe! No Caribian :/ (4u1wrc came on
CQ TU!)

160m The 160 on contest was my first....Thanks to rl3a who saved my day with a
multiplayer! in the night time it was refreshing and i actualy had a run on 160
with 100W :) Yey!

Thank you all again and hope to hear you on the bands!

Bostjan - Ian S55O
 
K1RX   M/M HP   5,191,6802007-10-29 05:04:09
Not our best effort but still a great weekend as usual with a few issues -
operator shortage, one op was just coming off an illness that affected the
voice, magic 2 el. wire beam on 80 M did not work (feed line issue, no time to
fix), conditions were apparently fair on the low bands but given the antenna
issues, did rather poorly there and the high bands were amazing - 15 was almost
like the ole days! 10 M open to Eu on Sunday - wow what is the bottom of the
sunspot cycle coming to? Think we all got more sleep that we planned and did
you hear, the New England Patriots (American Football) won again - now 8 wins!
And one other interesting footnote, the Boston Red Sox are what we call in
America, the World Champs, after winning the World Series following the CQ WW
SSB test for 2007!

Okay, so I was a little distracted! (Hey Matt, AD1C - what do you think about
them Rockies now?)

Thanks to all that called and answered our calls during this wild weekend! This
station continues to help the new ops getting into contesting - love that aspect
of the hobby and being able to provide a nice setup to facilitate a good
experience.

Thanks to Glen, K1GW for flying up from NC to play radio!

73, Mark, K1RX
 
GW4BLE   SOAB HP   4,273,7912007-10-29 05:08:49
Calimed score not far off that in 2006, but last year I lost the 2nd radio
after about nine hours, and ended up with 30 more mults!
 
C5ØC   M/2 HP   29,529,0802007-10-29 05:24:27
We have a great time in Gambia. Arrived on 16th October and start to build the
station for the contest. After about 36k QSO b4 the contest we enjoy another
12k QSOs in M/2 category. Thank to you guys for all QSOs and hope to see you in
other contests.

More info http://www.om0c.com/gambia

73 de Rich OM2TW & C50C team
 
EA1DDO   SOSB(A)/20 HP   150,0002007-10-29 05:35:05
Yaesu FT Dx-9000 Contest
Acom 2000A
Sennheiser HMD-280-Pro
Home made dipole on the balcony...
 
EY8MM   SOSB/80 HP   286,5202007-10-29 05:36:00
IC775DSP + Acom 2000A
Bi-Square Weast-East @ 55 m tower
Bi-Square North-South @ 55 m tower
3 el Delta Loop to EU between two 28 m towers
4 Beverage antennas

Everything worked great and no Murphy visits. Only problem is too much noise on
BV to Pacific cost me few mults.

Nice experience! Main problem to keep CQ freq. Instantly somebody from EU comes
on. QRM inside EU are too high and to keep frequency you need to produce realy
strong signal.

Overal goal was to set Zone 17 record as my QTH is deep in continent and not
really competitive on Low Band contesting.

Great condition second morning to Carribean. Signals were so strong that it was
easy to hunt. Prop did not open to EU from Carribean and my signal was quite
competitive. Missed V4 mult from Carribean.

Second night was dissapointing. Band was noisy and no real good signals even
from big guns. No NA signals at all.

Loudest signals:
NA-WE3C
EU-RU6LA
SA-HK6K
AS-UA9PC
AF-TS6A
OC-KH7B and KH7X.

Quite a few outstanding Mults came to my CQ.

I will put some expanded results, audio, photos and statistics shortly on my
WEB. Now looking for audio recording of my signal to put audio of qso's from
both points. Please contact me directly if you have it.

CU in CQ WW CW!

73, Nodir EY8MM
www.ey8mm.com
 
ON6OM   SOAB LP   13,4422007-10-29 05:36:32
I work with a Window antenne (FD4) about 10 high.I work a few new DXCC's.
My station, Yaesu FT-1000MP, power 100 Watt.
My score : 120 qso's / 143 Points / 74 Countries and 20 Zones.
See you in the next contest, WAE DX RTTY Contest.

73 de ON6OM Rene
 
6Y1V   M/M HP   17,916,1922007-10-29 05:37:13
I would like to thank our team of excellent ops (W2GB Steve, W1VE Gerry, CT1ILT
Filipe, LU9ESD Manu) for making the journey to Jamaica for CQWW. A special
thanks for our Young Ham Contest Program winner Manu, LU9ESD, who is an
incredible SSB contester (now, if we can just get him to master cw).

Another special thanks goes to Stacy (my wife) and Anna (Steve's wife) for all
their hard work, preparing food, drinks, transportation and more!

I would also like to express my sorrow for Robert, W5AJ, who was unable to make
it due to illness. You were missed!

Still experiencing growing pains, we were not without problems. When we arrived
on the island we discovered many issues. We came prepared to fix the top ring
rotor with 2 spare motors, gear boxes and sprockets. Manu (LU9ESD) was a real
trooper spending long hours (some in the rain) on the top of the 140' tower
fixing the ring rotor. Although it was repaired, the feedback indicator never
provided true bearing information making it difficult to know exactly where it
was pointed. To add insult to injury, the bottom ring stopped working with the
antenna fixed at 23 degrees (could have been worse!).

There was no Internet service when we arrived. We also lost a computer and had
to buy a new one ($58,000 JM). Despite repeated calls and a visit to the
Internet office in Mo'Bay, they never fixed our Internet connection until
Saturday evening. Combined with two bad CT-17's and no working serial cables,
we were without any rig control or packet. We finally got packet working late
Saturday evening. This is evident by our low number of multipliers.

Despite the station issues and the loss of W5AJ, we had 5 good ops and three
working stations so it was decided we would maximize our fun and operate M/M. I
must say this was a bold move because the station was designed for M/S or M/2
and we had only 5 ops!

We got off to a great start. With three stations running all night, I woke to
find we had nearly 4 million points in less than 12 hours. We were having fun!

Early Saturday afternoon, we had nearly 8 million points when disaster struck.
We lost an IC-7800. Poof! It just shut down and never came back on. Back to
Icom for repair! We moved on, with only two radios. Too bad we couldn't switch
back to M/2.

Mid morning Sunday, we were blessed with a TS-870 loaned by 6Y5GC. After having
only 2 rigs and no Internet for half the contest, we were back in business.

A fantastic time was had by all. The stacks on 10/15/20 worked incredibly well.
I only wish they were on separate towers as there is some interference between
10 and 15 meters and it would be helpful to point them in different
directions.

Thank you to everyone who put us in their logs! We appreciate the contact!

Please take a moment to visit the 6Y1V website (www.6y1v.com) and if you know a
young ham or someone who knows a young ham 21 or younger, tell them about the
Young Ham Contest Program so we can make their dream come true!

73,

David ~ 6Y1V/KY1V
 
KL7RA   M/2 HP   2,358,8702007-10-29 05:37:21
First multiple transmitter shake down for the new contest station on the Kenai.
Thanks to the old team members from Fairbanks for flying down. Kept this low
key with minimum crew to allow station shut down to find any problems and
repair which proved unnecessary. Score does not reflect station performance due
any hardware limitations. Prime time 40 meter op, that would be me, left his
position multiple times to try and work friends on topband. Crew also noticed
the same op, me again, has a lack of enthusiasm for SSB contesting. Low bands
were excellent at the start of the week with many Europe stations worked on 80
and 160. This weekend it was a struggle just to work W7's. Ten meters was a
bust here and just generated heat for the building. 15 opened up the second day
for four hours of good rate. Hope everybody noticed contesting is coming to BY.
Worked many BY stations this weekend, tnx. Early reports by e-mail and phone
indicate this station is working "stuff" not heard from the old location 100
miles South of the Arctic circle. Locals in this area also report the same
thing indicating this ocean view hilltop location and the antenna stacks,
heights via HFTA will be okay for radio. Old traditions die hard. After the
contest we always have dried out fish sticks for post contest debriefing. Crew
mutinied. Wigi,AL7IF served up fresh Kenai King salmon caught in the area.
Kenai Alaska is known for the best fishing in the world and is not the place
for fish sticks I was told. Thanks to KL2R club president Larry, N1TX/KL7 for
coming when he has his own multi-op station to take care of. 73 Rich KL7RA
 
AW2WFR   SOSB/20 QRP   4,3442007-10-29 05:38:12
! Hr ! !
-----------------

! 03 ! 141 !
! 04 ! 113 !
! 05 ! 77 !
! 06 ! 33 !
! 07 ! 85 !
! 08 ! 107 !
! 09 ! 208 !
! 10 ! 99 !
! 11 ! 48 !
! 12 ! 7 !
! 13 ! !
! 14 ! !
! 15 ! !
! 16 ! !
! 17 ! 157 !
! 18 ! 186 !
! 19 ! 158 !
! 20 ! 191 !
! 21 ! 55 !
! 22 ! 61 !
! 23 ! 89 !
! 00 ! 35 !
! 01 ! 47 !
! 02 ! 30 !
! 03 ! 86 !
! 04 ! 21 !
! 05 ! 21 !
! 06 ! 95 !
! 07 ! 78 !
! 08 ! 118 !
! 09 ! 86 !
! 10 ! 87 !
! 11 ! 130 !
! 12 ! 142 !
! 13 ! 232 !
! 14 ! 167 !
! 15 ! 166 !
! 16 ! 121 !
! 17 ! 130 !
 
VE3UTT(W1AJT)   SOAB(A) HP   2,545,6082007-10-29 05:42:00
10 Qs on second radio.
Smoked 756Pro2 Front End @ 2230 on Sunday - So that's what bandpass filters are
for :-)
 
W1HH(@KØTV)   M/2 HP   3,259,7972007-10-29 05:42:19
Several of the regular operators could not make this contest
so we were thinking about making the effort a M/S but instead
we decided to stay a M/2 and use the contest to do some training
and concentrate on having fun instead.

We did both. KB1NYQ and his father K1UZK were new operators here
and they both had a lot of fun.

MVP for this contest goes to KB1NYQ who spent a lot of time in
the chair and actually made the most contacts. He's a new contester
and is now quite excited about contesting. New blood is really
wonderful.

Jerry, K0TV
 
W4RK   SOAB(A) HP   42,9522007-10-29 05:54:29
Not much time available but lots of fun. Always enjoy looking for other
stations with my suffix: "RK" Best one worked this time was A35RK in Tonga,
Fiji.
 
NN3W(@N3HBX)   SOAB HP   5,513,8322007-10-29 06:04:41
Thanks to John Evans N3HBX for letting me use the Poolesville station. Most
things worked perfectly (including the new power splitting utility – it came
in handy!). A couple issues to be dealt with. BTW, if you haven’t heard,
John has been locked in a litigation battle concerning his amateur radio towers
which were code-compliant, fully reviewed and tested, and carefully constructed.
The Court of Appeals for Maryland (the state “supreme” court) recently
found that all the permitting done was proper and that John had done all he
needed to do to get his dream realized. Unfortunately, his neighbor continues
to feel otherwise and has continued to engage John in a civil lawsuit. This
has cost John money in excess of six figures…..Thank you Mr. Evans for
persisting in your dream

That was quite a weekend! 15 was pretty damned good. 40 was good. 80 and 160
were not as good as I would have liked them to have been. 20 was mayhem. 10
meters – what 10 meters? Sporadic E opening? I heard KC1XX calling
CQ….HZ1GW. Huh? Nothing here. Lots of LUs and PUs though.

I had several goals this weekend. I met them all except one…. Raised my
score by 10 percent, improved my performance on 40 meters (wow!), work SO2R
hard, did not get bothered by QRM, etc. All those goals were met.

I had to take 15 minutes off to switch rig pairs. John told me that the
sensitivity on one FT1000 MP was shot but that I could use the preamp, the IPO
select, and RF gain to compensate. Unfortunately, those techniques created
hash on loud stations and was very difficult to use. It made running radio 2
(MP) nearly impossible in the crowded conditions. So, I stopped using the
FT1000s and switched to the Orions. And honestly, I’m now hooked on them.
Unfortunately, there is a keying or line relay problem on one Orion and it
hangs the audio. Sometimes stations are normal strength, other times they’re
rather weak. You have to key the rig to break the “attenuation” problem.

Rather than write narrative, I’ll free write thoughts.

It feels great when you are a Stateside station and to face a pileup of three
stations calling you: a SV9, a ZS, and a 5R8. Nice! I guess I need to get out
more.

Rain static was bad on Friday night and continued into Saturday morning. That
caused problems on 80 and 160 despite the fact that HBX put up a 350’ long
beverage in the rain Friday (thanks again John). My multiplier count on the
low bands would have been a LOT higher had I been able to hear (or conversely)
had the EU guys heard me. I heard T7, 1A and others on 80, and heard a
boatload of stuff on 160 that just were not hearing stateside. Absorption
perhaps?

Where were the Russia guys?????? Not one zone 17 or zone 18 this year. No
zone 22 again, for that matter.

Despite the fact that we have new allocations on 75, why do folks insist on
listening “up”??? I had clear frequencies around 3.675 but few callers.
My highest rate was when I parked myself on 3833 and listened down below
3.700.

I slept 90 minutes, and may have taken the wrong off time this year now that I
look at my rate sheet. To make matters worse, I frankly had NO idea what I was
doing for the first 30 minutes after I work up. Hint for next year: shower
IMMEDIATELY after waking up…

I am starting to agree with NQ4I on the stateside QSO matter. I had 231 W/VE
QSOs. It got so frustrating with poor stateside ops covering up EU callers in
pileups that I reprogrammed my CQ message on Sunday (CQ OUTSIDE of the United
States). Somebody said I should be DQed. Fine…

Incredible levels of participation out of EU. The Spanish guys (many using AO
calls), DLs, Is, Fs, and Gs were out in force. For an African country, lots of
ZSs too!

Why do hams in a certain EU country persist in using the last two (or the
middle two)? Granted I’m not going to get full calls on every QSX, but
c’mon.

I’m still working on SO2R, but I counted over 250 second radio contacts
(that’s close to 8 percent of all QSOs). A LOT of multipliers were picked up
by sweeping up and down the bands on radio 2 and picking them off as I came
across them.

I had only three frequency wars this weekend. Won two and bowed out on the
third. No jammers this year which was nice. I even crept up to 14.229 without
the SSTVers going ape.

Congrats to K5ZD. I knew that the Day of Reckoning would come. I think that
it has arrived…

CU in the next test! Sweeps!!!!!111111
 
F4FDA   SOSB/10 LP   41,6002007-10-29 06:06:51
FT 920 :100w
antenna vert mono 10M

still playing with my small conditions, but i had lot of fun.
see you in next contest.
David
 
MIØLLL   SOAB HP   5,044,7852007-10-29 06:22:00
Antennas
10m 5L US + KT36XA
15m 5L US + KT36XA
20m KT36XA
40m 2L at 60ft
80m inverted V at 60ft
160m inverted L

So that is what it is like to run SOAB HP in the CQWW… mmmmm interesting.
By far my two weakest bands were 40m and 80m which I put down to the limited
height of these two antennas finding it very hard to source 3 point QSO’s,
ZL2FT has posted a few videos on youtube this morning of conditions on 40m as
heard from ZL land which is so very different when operating from within
Europe.
By far the most single blunder here was lack of sleep leading up to the test
(due to work commitments and last minute antenna work), I should have taken off
work on Friday and took two hours sleep on the first night, but no I was
determined to go the whole 48h however all Saturday morning I had severe
migraine headaches and come 1200z I could not operate any more, (it realy was
that bad) just when 15m opened to the US, I went to bed until I awakened again
at 1700z.
I never got time to get up any beverages for the low bands but was surprised at
the mults that I did log on 160 including several US, and I know there were a
lot more calling, yea no ears you likely said.
Conditions on 15 and 20 on the Sunday were super, 10m did show signs of opening
to the US but decided to stick with the high rate on 15m.
Before every contest at the bottom of the check list is to get the voice keyer
working (sound card and rigblaster plus) there is always a panic and a rush for
about 3 hours before the contest, this time i did not get it working at all.
A few stats below

Thanks to all who called
Chris MI0LLL

! Band ! EU ! NA ! SA ! AF ! AS ! OC !
--------------------------------------------------------------
! 160 ! 85.5% ! 8.6% ! 0.3% ! 2.8% ! 2.8% ! !
! 80 ! 82.6% ! 13.2% ! 0.9% ! 1.3% ! 2.0% ! !
! 40 ! 71.3% ! 23.3% ! 1.7% ! 1.0% ! 2.3% ! 0.4% !
! 20 ! 34.0% ! 61.1% ! 1.2% ! 0.7% ! 2.6% ! 0.4% !
! 15 ! 38.3% ! 58.3% ! 1.4% ! 1.0% ! 0.7% ! 0.2% !
! 10 ! 96.0% ! 0.4% ! ! 0.4% ! 3.2% ! !
--------------------------------------------------------------

! Hr ! !
-----------------
! 00 ! 39 !
! 01 ! 85 !
! 02 ! 54 !
! 03 ! 141 !
! 04 ! 113 !
! 05 ! 77 !
! 06 ! 33 !
! 07 ! 85 !
! 08 ! 107 !
! 09 ! 209 !
! 10 ! 99 !
! 11 ! 48 !
! 12 ! 7 !
! 13 ! !
! 14 ! !
! 15 ! !
! 16 ! !
! 17 ! 157 !
! 18 ! 186 !
! 19 ! 158 !
! 20 ! 191 !
! 21 ! 55 !
! 22 ! 61 !
! 23 ! 89 !
! 00 ! 35 !
! 01 ! 47 !
! 02 ! 30 !
! 03 ! 86 !
! 04 ! 21 !
! 05 ! 21 !
! 06 ! 95 !
! 07 ! 78 !
! 08 ! 118 !
! 09 ! 86 !
! 10 ! 87 !
! 11 ! 130 !
! 12 ! 142 !
! 13 ! 232 !
! 14 ! 167 !
! 15 ! 166 !
! 16 ! 121 !
! 17 ! 130 !
! 18 ! 152 !
! 19 ! 94 !
! 20 ! 143 !
! 21 ! 137 !
! 22 ! 94 !
! 23 ! 87 !
-----------------
! ! 4493 !
 
NA2M   SOAB HP   162,2252007-10-29 06:27:04
Nice to hear 10M open.
 
UA9BA   SOSB/80 LP   93,5412007-10-29 06:27:22
Very difficult CONDX this time! It certainly felt like LOW POWER.
Spent more than 2 hours trying to work ZY7C in between S&P QSOs, but
never broke through. What was their ANT? They were true s9+15-20dB here!
Next loudest SA was FY5KE (didn't make into their log either, though).
8P5A was the only NA that was moving S-meter over the weekend. Sunday was
worse than Saturday. Not one single run this time. 98% of QSOs were S&P.
TNX ALL for patience and QSOs
CU in CW one in 4 weeks.
73's & GL, Willy UA9BA
 
K4ZW(@NR4M)   SOAB HP   4,888,6382007-10-29 06:28:56
A lot of work this summer & fall has gone into what we affectionately call the
Goat Farm. Steve (NR4M) has no goats. The name comes from another 2-word
phrase that starts with goat but doesn’t end in farm. But I digress. This
spring about 2 hours into WPX CW I blew out my 40 meter beam. With all the
work to be done at the farm and with other work to be done in our group, we
have not gotten around to fixing it. That was kind of the plan anyway. Spend
the energy building up the farm and operate WW SSB from there. Certainly not
for a lack of trying on our part, but we just were not able to get the 4-square
for 80 meters up in time. So the weekend before WW SSB K4HR & I retuned the 80
meter inverted V @100’ for SSB, put up a reflector element behind it, and
declared it an 80 meter beam. If anyone wants to see pictures of the big 40
meter tower going up, K4EC posted them at
http://picasaweb.google.com/k4ec.frank/NR4M40MeterTowerAntennas I think it’s
best run in the slideshow mode. Here’s the antenna line up at the farm, so
far:

160 – single “T” element with 4 ground mounted radials (just ran out of
time for more)
80 – as described above with another inverted V @ 70’ facing east/west
40 – 4/4 OWA design at 100’ & 190’
20 – 5/5/5/5 OWA design at 40’/80’/120’/160’ ( I think each beam has
various pieces of element(s) missing or bent. We're eventually going to
rebuild the stack with larger schedule elements. But operating with it, you
would never know)
15 – 5/5/5 @ 40’/80’/120’
10 – KT36 @ 70’
RX – one reversible beverage heading NE/SW

Overall I’m satisfied with the results but I did expect to hit 5 million
based on my calculations after day one. More Q’s this year but less mults.
I had an absolute blast with the new station. Friday was a real roller coaster
of a day. I was taking a shower in the morning and noticed the water pressure
getting very low. Yup the well pump went out. While checking the circuit
breaker, I noticed the breaker for the septic pump was tripped. Turn it on. It
hummed and snapped right back off. Double whammy! No lightning strike or
anything like that. Just bad luck. Called the plumber and they said they
would be out around noon. 2:30 rolls around, the plumber still hasn’t
arrived so I say to my wife, “honey I need to go.” We still had some small
things to finish at the farm. While finishing set-up, I just about destroy my
Writelog SO2R box trying to fix a broken ground problem on one of the audio
jacks. It’s an hour before the contest and I don’t have SO2R capabilities.
I’m sick to my stomach at this point. All the work we put into the farm, the
push to get ready for WW SSB, and I might not be able to take full advantage of
it because of a small circuit board with a couple of broken audio jacks, which
was my doing. Manage a “GF” fix (there’s those two words again) and
I’m back in business. Thanks to K3NC for bringing his box over but
thankfully I didn’t need it. Never managed to get a pre-contest nap.
Sometimes life happens.

Ken K4ZW



Hour 160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total Cumm
OffTime

D1-0000Z --+-- --+-- 32/18 7/9 17/13 4/5 60/45 60/45
D1-0100Z - - 26/13 39/26 3/1 - 68/40 128/85
D1-0200Z - 41/27 13/7 3/0 - - 57/34 185/119
D1-0300Z - 42/11 17/6 5/2 - - 64/19 249/138
D1-0400Z 10/10 38/11 5/2 - - - 53/23 302/161
D1-0500Z 7/4 8/1 19/5 1/2 - - 35/12 337/173
D1-0600Z - 9/7 22/5 1/0 - - 32/12 369/185
D1-0700Z - 13/9 49/14 - - - 62/23 431/208
D1-0800Z --+-- 6/1 80/5 1/1 --+-- --+-- 87/7 518/215
D1-0900Z 2/1 8/6 50/4 - - - 60/11 578/226
D1-1000Z - 1/0 10/9 3/5 - - 14/14 592/240
D1-1100Z - - - 92/29 6/8 - 98/37 690/277
D1-1200Z - - - 73/5 67/24 - 140/29 830/306
D1-1300Z - - - 6/2 202/14 - 208/16 1038/322
D1-1400Z - - - 38/4 63/3 2/0 103/7 1141/329
D1-1500Z - - - 48/5 71/5 - 119/10 1260/339
D1-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 13/0 91/8 6/5 110/13 1370/352
D1-1700Z - - - 62/2 18/2 1/1 81/5 1451/357
D1-1800Z - - - 82/5 10/6 2/3 94/14 1545/371
D1-1900Z - - - 68/3 20/11 - 88/14 1633/385
D1-2000Z - - - 81/1 - 29/12 110/13 1743/398
D1-2100Z - - - 90/0 3/0 9/3 102/3 1845/401
D1-2200Z - 1/1 - 20/5 14/8 - 35/14 1880/415
D1-2300Z 2/3 - - 31/10 - - 33/13 1913/428
D2-0000Z --+-- 16/5 --+-- 2/0 --+-- --+-- 18/5 1931/433
D2-0100Z 5/3 3/2 13/6 - - - 21/11 1952/444
D2-0200Z 7/8 - 10/2 1/0 - - 18/10 1970/454
D2-0300Z 1/1 10/4 11/0 - - - 22/5 1992/459
D2-0400Z - 13/3 9/3 - - - 22/6 2014/465
D2-0500Z 2/1 29/7 1/1 - - - 32/9 2046/474
D2-0600Z 6/3 39/3 - - - - 45/6 2091/480
D2-0700Z - 3/0 49/3 - - - 52/3 2143/483
D2-0800Z --+-- 3/0 32/1 --+-- --+-- --+-- 35/1 2178/484
D2-0900Z - 3/2 2/0 - - - 5/2 2183/486
48
D2-1000Z 1/0 2/0 8/5 2/1 - - 13/6 2196/492
D2-1100Z - - 4/1 50/0 6/2 - 60/3 2256/495
D2-1200Z - - - 6/1 91/1 - 97/2 2353/497
D2-1300Z - - - 4/0 123/0 - 127/0 2480/497
D2-1400Z - - - - 130/2 3/3 133/5 2613/502
D2-1500Z - - - 8/3 97/4 - 105/7 2718/509
D2-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 3/0 24/2 --+-- 27/2 2745/511
D2-1700Z - - - 57/2 4/1 - 61/3 2806/514
D2-1800Z - - - 65/4 3/3 4/1 72/8 2878/522
D2-1900Z - - - 61/3 - 13/6 74/9 2952/531
D2-2000Z - - - 45/5 2/1 5/2 52/8 3004/539
D2-2100Z - - - 47/5 5/1 1/0 53/6 3057/545
D2-2200Z - - - 22/3 8/4 - 30/7 3087/552
D2-2300Z 2/2 1/0 - 25/4 - - 28/6 3115/558

Total: 45/36 289/100 462/1101162/1471078/124 79/41
 
OZ7X(OZ5KF)   SOSB/80 HP   212,1132007-10-29 06:29:27
First contest with my 2 new 3 element delta loops up 150 and 120 feet. Both
antennas can be switched 180 degrees.
See http://pictures.oz5kf.dk/
 
N1DC   SOAB LP   44,4602007-10-29 06:43:27
RIG Ten Tec OMNI 7 MFJ Differnetial T Tuner Heil Proset Plus
ANTENNAS 10/15/20M HyGain Explorer 14 @ 30 ft 80/40M dipoles
Computer HP Pavillion running CT

Had very limited time this weekend due to family commitments. First time using
my new OMNI 7. I found myself making a few mistakes with the dual VFO's. Big
problems on 20M due with unexpectedly high SWR. Decided to stay off 20 due to
reports of RF in the audio. Very nice opening on 10M Sunday afternoon. Thanks
for the QSO's. I will have more time for CW later this month.

73 Rick QTH Braintree MA
 
OF1F(OH1NOA)   SOAB HP   1,957,7142007-10-29 06:52:29
TS-2000 (no DVK) + HL2K (800 watts), 160m: inv V, 80m: GP, 40m: 3/2el, 20m:
4/4el + 4 el, 15m: 4/4el + 4 el, 10m: 6el

Another "just for fun" contest under the red Aurora oval. Didn't want to miss
the best SSB contest of the year and like the last year made a relaxed
operation to cumulate some points for CCF and WWYC team.

From north condx were like last year, mostly disturbed, but some interesting
openings happened. I would say that DX propagation on high bands was better
last year, but low bands were better this year (160m antenna was not performing
well, our 72 m high inv V is broken). Score with similar set up last year was
almost equal. 10m had super E-skip condx on Saturday, but never noticed any DX
openings there.

I worked 25 % of all my DX-qsos in the last 1½ hours of the contest when band
finally opened to USA big time (opening folded 15 minutes before the end) and
the last hour was my best!

CU on CW from CT8T!
 
N4JF   SOAB LP   241,0292007-10-29 06:54:58
GREAT TO HR THE BANDS PERKING UP AGAIN..NICE MEETING OLD FRIENDS AND MAKING NEW
ONES..ALL S&P. 73s JERRY
 
P4ØPA(W4PA)   SOAB HP   7,090,6082007-10-29 07:08:45
SO1R this time, Orion II + Acom amp, OptiBeam tribander @60 ft, 2 el 40 fixed
north @45 ft, 80m dipole @30 ft, 160m inverted L.

Not an especially good job of chasing down mults, I was having a hard time on
the low bands as well :-) congrats to those who got me on 160, I'm sure I was
an alligator to the USA with the S9+20 to 30 atmospheric noise this weekend
from T-storms over YV down here.

And a big thank you to Joop, P43JB and XYL Yvonne for having me at their house
for the weekend. A very enjoyable weekend on the radio.

More complete writeup on my journalspace page later in the week.

Scott W4PA
 
BA4T   M/S HP   775,0082007-10-29 07:11:50
This time we planned to get more new comers involved,so we've done a field day
style operation.Condition was so bad,only big guns could work,but we had a lot
of fun,looking forward to the next year.
 
NX7TT   SOAB HP   90,3062007-10-29 07:15:12
Did not get to work the contest full time. Had out of state visitors but did get
to play a little. Was basically looking for zones and to up the DXCC count and
did Ok with it.. Worked some new ones here from Idaho. With stations outside
the U.S. it was hard to work them due to all the qrm from within the U.S. But
that is the way it goes. It was fun none the less..
Now waiting for the WPX with the new call..

Ed NX7TT
 
ZY7C(@PT7CB)   M/S HP   12,215,7782007-10-29 07:16:22
Our Score was little better then last year, about 400Qs, but we had lowered in
Mult Total. We never got a decent rate on 20m, but 15m rewarded.

Mr. Murphy showed on the first night. We lost the Yagis from 80m (EUA & Europe,
both!). We got them fixed by Saturday, but missed a whole night on this band.

Thank you all for nice QSOs. See again on the CW leg.

Best 73,

ZY7C Team.
PT7AA, PT7BZ, PT7CB, PT7CG, PT7WA, PT7YV, PY8AZT
 
W6RQ   SOAB(A) LP   9,6482007-10-29 07:22:13
Fun contest. 15m was good shape, esp on Sunday. Good openings to AF and
Carribean. Worked The Gambia, Morocco, Madeira Is. w/ 100w and dipole up 25'.
Also worked EU Russia and Finland, but otherwise no EU.
 
K4SSU(NA4BW)   SOSB/20 HP   439,9162007-10-29 07:30:57
Somewhat last minute decision to operate @ Dave's place and test drive his new
QTH.
Didn't start until mid Saturday morning local time, so operating hours are way
down from desired as I'm sure also is the score. Equipment and antennas worked
flawlessly. The station is still in 'construction' phase, but the 20m antennas
are up, thus the entry - SOSB 20m.
Thx Dave for everything and the those that we worked. 73 Brian NA4BW
 
WØBH   SOAB HP   78,0882007-10-29 07:39:14
Enjoyed the great Friday evening openings on 20 and 15. Thanks for the Q's!

73, Bob, w0bh
 
DO9PL   SOAB LP   36,9362007-10-29 07:42:49
FT-897, Wires,
 
K4EA   SOSB/15 HP   652,7072007-10-29 07:53:14
What a difference from RTTY contest last month. The only hole in propagation
was over the pole, missing zones 17,18,19,22,23,24,26, and 34. I still can't
get the qsos that the NE stations get. Best hour was at 2200 Saturday with
185. With all the rain we got last week, the line noise not too bad. Constant
S5 to the west and S3 to the NE. About 2 hours on Sunday of S9 to NE, so I just
stopped to have a meal and a short nap.

Neal, K4EA
 
C4M(5B4AGM)   SOSB/80 HP   270,0482007-10-29 07:57:58
Good Contest! Thanks to all. This yaer many Carribean - may be help add 6 meter
up no my previous Vertical 30 meters hihgh? Like usually, noise+spark+local
trub from electrical sparky on hotels and restoraunt. I confused that many USA
station call me, but noise level time and nime was S+10 db.
Congratulations to all participants with great CONTEST! It's my 50th CQWW,
first was in 1957.
Used my old IC-706, which gift to me by Vadim UA9CLB and home made PA 1KW
output.
 
HK3W   SOSB/80 LP   44,6252007-10-29 08:00:33
NICE BAND, NICE CONTEST.
 
N5AW   SOAB LP   1,186,3702007-10-29 08:14:45
Equipment: Orion + Icom 746PRO
Antennas: 10/15/20 - 4L SteppIR @ 75', C3 (2L) @ 42' fixed SE
40: Moxon (own design) @ 137', Lazy H @ 130' for JA/SA
80: 5 sloping dipoles with tuned feedlines from 135' tower
160: 137' tower with elevated radials at 70'

You guys with more modest antennas may think this is whining but I've still not
fully recovered from last springs storm damage which destroyed my SteppIR among
other things. In fact what is left of the SteppIR is still on one of my 135
foot towers. Attempted to take it down just before the contest to replace it
with a new SteppIR delivered on Tuesday but decided I could not do it safely.
Ended up installing the new antenna on a 75 foot tower instead. The lower
height made a definite difference on 20 meters but seems to play as well as
ever on 15 and 10. Biggest downer was having only two antennas for the high
bands -the SteppIR and a C3 fixed SE at 40 feet both on the same tower. With no
bandpass filters it was not very effective for SO2R but my microphone switching
refused to work anyway so mostly just used one radio.

The good news antenna wise was my new 40 meter Moxon. Finally gives me an
antenna with a low SWR in the phone band. Despite only so-so conditions on the
low bands I ended up with my highest totals ever for this contest on both 40
and 80. Easily worked almost every thing I heard on 40 for a change (except of
course those who frustratingly never listened in the US band)

Ten was better than expected Saturday with lots of Caribbean and South American
stations plus KH6FI and ZM2M. Sunday morning on a hunch I switched to 10 at 1415
UTC with the beam on Europe and low and behold there were signals. Ended up
working 7 Europeans (G, ON, PA, DA) in 5 minutes and then they were gone.
Sounded like openings I have heard on 6 meters. C50C boomed in for a few
minutes Sunday afternoon then disappeared buy LU, PY, CX and CE were there for
hours.

Phone is not my favorite mode but enjoyed the contest and am looking forward to
CW - hopefully with some further antenna improvements.
 
WA6L   SOAB LP   5,5652007-10-29 08:19:20
I lost both HF antennas in the San Diego wind storm last weekend. With all the
problems and activity during the week I didn't get a chance to work on them
until Sunday morning. The wife helped me get a vertical up on the hilltop, and
she got BIG hugs when it loaded on 10 to 20 meters! Of course, I told her that
I now had to test the antenna, so I got to do some CQ SSB from about 12:30 to
the end of the contest. So while this was not an impressive score, it was a
victory of sorts. My next goal is to have all the antennas and the shack back
to "normal" for the CQ CW later in November. 73, John, WA6L.
 
KØEJ   SOAB LP   83,9162007-10-29 08:20:09
exercised the 80M loop with my 1000MP from home for a few hours between work and
chores. I was surprised how well 10M sounded - LOUD zone 8 in addition to the
normal LU/PY QSO Party. Tnx to all the contest-peditions for the fun.

73, Mark K0EJ
 
6I2AUB   SOAB LP   181,4382007-10-29 08:23:40
Team Contesting Vitamins
 
N4LZ   SOAB HP   136,7182007-10-29 08:25:45
15 meters is "KING". Worked C50C on 10 thru 40, big surprise. Had fun! Made
my goal of 200 Q's and 100,000 points. Not bad for using Hamsticks on my car
for 10, 15 and 20 plus a Comet CHA205B. All QSO's were S&P.

Moe, N4LZ
Summerfield, FL

PS [1043267.cq-ww-ssb]
 
KK1L   SOAB(A) HP   223,8032007-10-29 08:29:42
Nothing exciting to report. Great conditions on high bands. I spent very little
time on when the low bands were open.
 
NØIJ   M/2 HP   993,3522007-10-29 08:35:40
Pretty tough from the far NW Wisconsin location, but still great fun.
 
OH8VJ   SOSB/160 LP   1,5372007-10-29 08:36:17
Pain with 100W and long wire antenna!
 
ED5ON/6(EA5ON)   SOSB/80 LP   48,8942007-10-29 08:42:58
My first time in EA6, first time on SOSB 80. Did not make my expected goal but
had great fun anyway.

A full writeup will follow in due course.

Thanks to all for your patience in pulling me out of the noise.

73 de Duncan ED5ON/6 (EA5ON)
 
LU4DX   SOAB HP   5,369,0002007-10-29 08:47:58
Rig: Icom IC-775DSP (INRAD roofing and narrow filters)
Amp: Ameritron AL-1200
Ant: 6 El. triband yagi (20/15/10) @ 24mH
2 El. yagi (40) @ 27mH
Dipole (80) @ 20mH
Soft: N1MM
 
VE3CX   SOAB HP   1,725,5522007-10-29 08:50:46
Nice to see 10 was open on Saturday. On Sunday, Europeans were saying 10 was
wide open - band was dead quiet here.

Interesting skewed path on 15 on Sunday - point and Europe, and their signals
went down. Point at Carribean, and work both SA and Europe.
 
N4CW/1   SOAB HP   431,7032007-10-29 08:51:28
I couldn't get a run going on any band, so it was S&P for 99% of the Q's. What a
delight finding 10 open to the east, and particularly working HZ1GW. 40 was a
big bust, and I didn't even try 80/75 with my low Windom. No antenna on 160...
Maybe it was conditions, but I found that stations couldn't copy me barefoot,
and my kilowatt was barely adequate...lots of repeats were requested. It was
very difficult working thru the wall of southern stations when calling the
Caribbean and SA stations...they had the edge in that direction!
SS CW is next from this QTH, then it's back to NC for the Winter!
 
W4WS(KG4NEP)   SOAB HP   1,420,1802007-10-29 09:09:03
This was my First attempt at Single-Op in CQWW. I came up a little short of my
goal of 2,000 Q's and 400 mults. And 40Hr's op time. But theres always next
time? The bands were much better Sat. than Sunday from here.
Fri. nite was a N-S duck shoot.
15M was outstanding Sat. but not quite as good Sunday. I lost my 5ele. 20m ant.
due to the heavy rains all day Fri. & Sat. So the mult ant. (C3) held its own.
There is a BIG difference between 5ele & 2ele at the same height.I missed any
10m openings there may have been from here but I never heard a peep when I did
check.
However I did work several new ones and had some interesting DX call me.
Thanks to all for the Q's. And to W4WS crew for there support. ( They operated
W4NC this year from the Forsyth Amateur Radio Club station.)
KG4NEP/V26RW
 
N6XT   SOAB LP   105,4312007-10-29 09:12:10
I was getting familiar with my 4 element SteppIR. In between cleaning up ash
after fire and family stopping by we happen to get in 16hrs.
40m and 80m folded dipole.
4 Element SteppIR 10-20m.
I hope to have more time next year to work this contest.
 
W4VIC   SOAB HP   268,1352007-10-29 09:24:36
GEAR:
IC-756 PROIII
ACOM 1000
Force 12 C-4
80 meter dipole @ 30 ft.
N3FPJ CQ WW Log 2.6
 
S57S   SOSB/10 HP   102,2652007-10-29 09:25:23
After two surgical operations, 740 QSO's was my limit this time. I couldn't stay
at station for a long time so I've forced to take a lot of time-outs.
Nice E-Sporadic around Europe both days makes 10m contesting fun. Ratings jumps
up to 180 sometimes, but 1 pointers of course couldn't deliver high final score.
Bad propagation to the east, and even worse to N/W. For me, NP4A was the most
northern station I've manage to work. Africa was well open both days but poor
activity from there.
South America:
Hey guys again! Why always forget for us in Europe at 18-20 UTC. Contest is
also here, not only in USA! At that time of the day we can easily copy you
55-57 when your antennas are toward USA. It is nearly impossible to get your
attention. Not to say make QSO with you at that time of the day unless you turn
beam to Europe. I just don't understand! We're also 3 pointers, a lot of softy
MTPLRs waiting for you here in EU, but no. It's so easier runnig USA Pile-ups.
You are realy lucky, if you ask me, bad strategy, but still, wheter we like it
or not you always won the 10m contests! Live isn't fair...

Thanks for all QSO'S, Aleksander, S57S
 
K2DBK   SOAB LP   111,5442007-10-29 09:28:01
Boy, were things tough on Saturday. I'm just running 100w to a G5RV, and folks
just couldn't hear me, even when nobody else was calling. Lots of improvement
on Sunday, but boy do I miss a little help from old Sol! It was nice to see 10
and 15 open, and there were a few surprises in there for me, like working 5H3EE
on the first call on 15m.
 
A45WD(YO9HP)   SOAB LP   3,494,4002007-10-29 09:29:37
Nice surprise to see 15 m and 10 m bands open like in the "good old days".
Although condx to North America were poor on all bands. I worked only few of
the big guns from USA and some of the NA-SA multipliers. Chasing multipliers on
80 and 40 m bands was a tough job due to my power and wire antennas. Altogether,
at the bottom of the solar cycle, I am happy with the final result. I am
expecting better propagation for next year... Or not??!!
See you in CQ-WW-CW from my home location (YO9HP). 73, Alex A45WD
 
VA3YP   SOAB HP   633,3272007-10-29 09:30:30
Friday and Saturday I was away from home and I wasn't able to start contest on
time. I started operating on Saturday night at 02:00 UTC and operate for 5 hour
on 80M/40M and make 450 QSO’s. My 160M transmitting antenna wasn’t ready and
I didn’t make any QSO on 160M. Condition was nice, but I wasn’t able to make
more QSO’s because of my disability. I take a sleep for 5 hours and start
operating Sunday at 11:30 UTC, conditions was nice and I worked mostly on
higher bands. Sunday afternoon I take a sleep again and I mist short opening on
10M. After all, for 14 hours operating period I have a nice score.
 
HZ1GW(HZ1EX)   SOAB HP   3,074,7562007-10-29 09:38:47
Many thanks to Ken, HZ1GW/GW0RHC for hosting me!
Thomas HZ1EX/PY2ZXU/SM0CXU
 
DL2MWB   M/S HP   3,262,2752007-10-29 09:38:53
First entry in M/S class.

IC-756 PRO III
10/15/20m SteppIr 3el
40m rotary dipole
80m 1/4 vertical
160m dipole 66m

Nice openings on 10 & 15!

vy 73s
DL2MBW & DD1MAT
 
OQ4B(ON4BHQ)   SOAB(A) HP   376,3402007-10-29 09:43:28
After 1 hour of contest my amplifier broke. I could do a 80% repair, but of
course wasted a lot of time. My first year of contesting, so I still have to
learn a lot.
40 and 80 m hardly workable due to heavy QRM from local industrial activities.
All QSO's in S&P because affraid to blow up the amp again.
Had a lot of fun anyhow! Be back next year.

Eq. FT1000 MkV, HA1YA 1 kW amp., MA5B minibeam, G5RV, N1MM

73
Wim - OQ4B = ON4BHQ
 
KI4ES   SOAB LP   11,5202007-10-29 09:44:57
Got to have better antennas for CW.
 
OM5M(OM2IB)   SOSB(A)/80 HP   394,0952007-10-29 09:58:22
FT1000MP + PA
Vertical 27m
3xbeverages 170m to US/Carib., VK/ZL, JA

Good result, not so CONDX. Signals from US was unusually weak. Worked only 150
W/K and 8 VE ... .
CU in CW part, finally out of SSB ZOO.
 
EI4HQ   SOAB LP   55,9182007-10-29 09:59:25
FT-2000. 160m: Inverted L & K9AY, 40m: GP, 20m: GP
Mediocre conditions but good fun.
 
VA3XQ   SOSB/15 HP   51,5482007-10-29 10:06:00
First contest on the 15 meter band for me. Conditions Sunday were very poor. My
QTH had very strong atmospheric noise here with a constant s9 noise level.
Pulling out the signals was tough. Used a 2 element wire beam. One end is
strung 35'in a tree and the other is angled down and attached with bungee cords
to various trees on my property. Everytime I needed to change transmitting
directions, I had to run outside and swing the beam around by tying it to
another tree or flipping it over to face the opposite direction. Then boot it
back into the house and call the station. Man what a workout, but that wire
beam is really a super antenna.
Good contest, lots of stations on 15 and that was great fun.
jeff
 
VO1MP   SOAB HP   2,802,5192007-10-29 10:12:30
ANOTHER CQWW COME AND GONE…. FUN AS USUAL CONDITIONS WERE NOT GREAT
ESPECIALLY LOW BANDS FROM HERE …… OR I GUESS MORE APPROPRIATELY MY RATHER
SMALL LOWBAND ANTENNAS JUST DON’T CUT IT WHEN CONDITIONS ARE MARGINAL
…… AFTER A BIT OF FUTILE AND NON PRODUCTIVE CQ’IN ON 80 ……… I
FIGURED I MIGHT AS WELL HEAD FOR THE SACK…….. BOTH 40/80/160 SEEMED TO
HAVE RECOVERED VERY WELL BY SUNDAY MORNING AND 10 METERS PROVIDED A NICE
SURPRIZE WITH OPENINGS TO EUROPE , THE CARIBEAN AND SOUTH AMERICA…… AND
YIELDED 48 COUNTRIES AND 14 ZONES ….MEBBE THE PUNDITS WHO HAVE VOCALIZED
SOME SERIOUS RESERVATIONS ABOUT THE BEGINNING OF A NEW CYCLE ARE ALL WET ..
LET’S HOPE SO……….
N1MM SEZ I OPERATED 24 … SEEMED LONGER … HOWEVER I DID A LOT OF
S & P SO IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN MORE LIKE 26 OR 27 …… ….TRIED MY HAND AGAIN
AT SO2R …. STILL IN LEARNING STAGES. SO OPERATOR INEPTITIDE SURELY DECREASED
THE SCORE ……. SUCH AS IT WAS …… … AS ALWAYS A FUN CONTEST AND THE
DROVES OF NEWLY MINTED HF’ERS FROM EUROPE SURELY HELPED MAKE THE RUNS
BETTER……. HAD A FEW HOURS OF RUNS CLOSE TO 300 PER HOUR …….. A
COUPLE OF 8 PER MINUTE OR 480 PER HR ……… 10 MINUTES OF 6.5 OR 350 PER HR
…. NICE TO BE RUNNING WHEN CONDITIONS ARE LIKE THAT HI !!
SPENT MOST OF THE WEEK PRIOR TO CONTEST WORKING ON ANTENNAS………… SAME
… STUFF HERE HI ! LEAVE IT UNTIL FEW DAYS BEFORE THE CONTEST …..
……IN ANY EVENT CQWW IS INVARIABLY WELL ATTENDED AND AS ALWAYS A FUN
CONTEST ..
HOPE TO CATCH Y’ALL NEXT ONE …………..GLWCDR

GUS VO1MP

SET UP :
STN 1 : FT 1000MP FIELD AND ALPHA 87A
STN 2 : FT 1000MP FIELD AND ALPHA 78A (78 WITH PAIR OF 3CX800’S
MOD’FD BY DICK BYRD)

160 METERS SHUNT FED TOWER SYSTEM
80 METERS 2 DIPOLES
40 METERS 5 ELEMENT SWITCHABLE ARRAY + DIPOLE
20 METERS 4 ELEMENT OWA DE VO1MP
15 METERS 5 ELEMENT OWA DE VO1MP
10 METERS 7 ELEMENT OWA DE VO1MP
 
VE5UA   SOAB HP   604,5042007-10-29 10:24:33
Very poor propagation to europe from here on all bands.
 
W5FO   SOSB/20 HP   173,2322007-10-29 10:26:03
I finally got an antenna up after moving from Texas to Arkansas a
year ago. Condx were better than I had expected. Had fun again.


--------73------------Lynn W5FO
 
RL3BM   SOSB/15 HP   248,7452007-10-29 10:31:52
Bad prop but great contest! Lot of fun!
Rig: IC-756pro3+h.m. linear with GU-84B tetrode, 6-el OWA monoband Yagi on 14m
long boom, 21m hihg. Win-Test ver.3.17.0 (great software!)
73! Mike
 
M6T(G4PIQ)   SOAB HP   6,663,8222007-10-29 10:33:51
Rig : 2 x FT1000MP + Alpha 87A + Ten Tec Titan

Ants
160 - Inv-V Dipole @ 28m
80 - 4 square + Dipole @ 23m
40 - 402CD @ 30m
20 - 204CD @ 30m + TH5 @ 32m
15 - Extended 155BA @ 30m + TH5 @ 32m
10 - 105CA @ 33m + TH5 @ 32m

It became clear a month or so ago that we weren't going to be anywhere far
enough forward to do a proper effort at multi-multi from the new M6T site so I
got the opportunity to do a single op entry. There was quite a lot of work to
be done. The only antennas up were the 80m 4 square and a TH5. Thanks to Dave,
G4BUO for coming up the previous Sunday and helping me get the stuff done where
it helps to have two pairs of hands. I was then able to spend Thursday and
Friday finishing off the antenna build, winding up the towers, swearing at
halliards (what sort of rope do you need so they don't twist!) and wire
antennas and building the station.

This was my first real serious SOAB contest effort since the birth of our
daughter almost two years go - don't seem to have had the time somehow! I was
worried about how my general state of sleep deprivation would effect my ability
to do a long stretch, but a decent station and SO2R generally keeps things
interesting enough and I managed 45 hours operating. I was sure that I set the
alarm for 1 hour 15 mins sleep, but I obviously got it wrong with automatic
time updates on my Windows phone and took 2 hours 15 mins... Probably a good
thing!

I've done this contest a number of times since 2001 operating from G4MRS at
work. I've always complained about the noise level and it was fabulous to be
able to operate from a quiet site this year and with some monobanders.

It's a bit difficult to tell because effectively the station was new to me, but
I thought that conditions were a bit better than we could have hoped for given
the position of the cycle and the auroral activity. Sure - northerly paths were
awful - I can't remember not having worked a JA on 15m in this contest before,
missing zone 3 on 40 and 80 was bad, and openings to the West Coast of the US
were very poor - but I can't reconcile my score with lousy conditions. There
were some decent openings on 20/15 and I thought 80 was OK, but not
spectacular.

No major hardware failures. I had one rotator control box which decided to stop
allowing me to move the antenna clockwise, and a most bizarre fault on one of
the FT1000MPs where I think it got software defined radio jealousy syndrome - I
was in the middle of one of the best runs of the contest on 15 and went to
transmit and there was no drive. CW worked, but Tx audio on SSB had just
disappeared. I blamed my dodgey microphone connections for a minute or so, but
radio 2 was fine and swapping mic connectors left the problem with the radio.
Turning the radio on and off didn't help, but a master reset cured it...... I
had visions of a frantic 15 minues with the covers off another radio swapping
filters coming on!

I tried to start the contest on 40m, but just couldn't make it run and scurried
back to 80m for the night where the 4 square was very effective. In fact in
general - I just couldn't make 40m work well this weekend at all - from the
comments I've seen I was not alone.

As usual the contest is something of a blur. No spectacular hours but decent
rate throughout. Tried to work the 2nd radio hard, but probably didn't do as
much as I should have done (as usual!). As usual there are a bunch of holes in
my multiplier sheet - some of which are just stupidity (e.g. GW on 15).
Saturday I didn't think 15m was in very good shape and ran most of the US
opening on 20m. On Sunday 15m sounded even worse in the morning, but I stuck
the run radio on 15 at 0902 as soon as a pass of DU9RG from 20 came off with
decent signals and didn't move from there until it closed quite early at 1630
(and I should probably have moved earlier tha this but was a bit of a zombie at
that point). What I didn't realise was that 20 was also pretty poor at that
stage, but would come back to life somewhat about 1800. Some US stations were
workable on 10 from here on the Sunday, but the rate was better on 15 so I
stayed there after a quick try on 10.

Ran a few JAs on 40m again - which is always amazing and was called by AH2R
there (which was even more of a surprise).

Thanks to everyone for the QSOs and moves, and particular thanks to Bob, G4BAH
for use of the station again.

Any comments about my signal strength relative to others in this area would be
useful to help evaluate what's working.

73,

Andy, G4PIQ
 
N1LI(K1DG)   SOAB HP   5,119,4882007-10-29 10:43:20
First full-time effort from the new station. Still lots of work to do, but
making progress. I had two radios, but I'm not really set up for 2-radio
operation. Yet.

Station:

160 - Inv L
80 - wire 4-square
40 - XM240 at 110 feet
20/15/10 - 4-el SteppIRs at 95 and 60 feet; 5-el 15 at 40 feet

Rigs: 756 Pro3, FT1000D

Nice to see 15 open and even a few Europeans on 10 - and HZ1GW was a very nice
surprise there as well. Found him just as he told his big European pileup to
stand by and ask if there were any NA stations.

Congrats to K5ZD for once again showing how it's done.

And thanks to everyone for the QSOs.

73,

Doug K1DG
 
DLØWW(DK3GI)   SOAB(A) HP   3,789,4992007-10-29 10:43:25
Nice to meet so many old friends again.
 
PG7V   SOAB LP   429,1352007-10-29 10:46:47
Rig:
Yaesu FT-2000, 100 W
Cushcraft R7 vertical @16m high
G5RV dipole 2x 16m, feeding point @15m high
Longwire for 160m

http://www.pg7v.net
 
VE7SV   M/2 HP   3,638,2422007-10-29 10:50:02
Thanks to our operator team. What a great group of gentlemen who continue
to operate with enthusiasm even during this period of low sunspot activity.

Mr. Murphy visited a couple of times with a loss of TX on a FT1000MP MKV
being the most serious problem.

This team is definitely looking forward to improved conditions.

Thanks to all who provided us with points and a special thank you to those
who spotted us. It is appreciated.

See you all on CW.
 
N3ZA   SOAB(A) HP   1,530,5982007-10-29 10:50:21
Had a few short runs but not very productive. Otherwise, CTRL up/down and
function keys to operate, and grind it out! Still fun. Realtime scoring helped
spur me on.

N1MM free contestlogger Ver 7.10.7
 
WO4O   SOAB HP   104,4902007-10-29 10:56:32
playing tennis outside won over playing radio inside again this weekend.

73 RiC wo4o
 
CX6VM   SOAB HP   4,491,6082007-10-29 11:07:39
First night a big thunderstorm so needed to stop, happy to sleep, hi hi...

Great to find so many friends.

First time in SOAB!, great to move to another bands and excelent with the
topband QSO´s, instead a very big QRN!...

See you in CQWW CW...

73,
Jorge
CX6VM

QSL VIA W3HNK
 
K4AB   SOAB HP   1,124,7182007-10-29 11:26:02
Temporary antennas...wires in trees.
 
K5NA   M/S HP   3,656,8442007-10-29 11:30:33
The CQWW Phone is always a fun contest. Especially when you do it with friends
who are great operators.

The conditions were generally down from last year and we are also down
appropriately from what we did last year (3.7M) in the same category.

The only surprise was the brief opening to Europe on Sunday morning. I don't
know If it happened on Saturday morning too, but if it did we must have missed
it.

73, Richard - K5NA
 
EA8/OH4NL(OH2BYS)   SOSB/40 HP   847,4482007-10-29 11:39:30
2 wire yagis (3el), 3 beverages, Yaesu-radios, AL-amplifiers
 
SP3LWP   SOSB/10 LP   58,7822007-10-29 11:41:30
Trx - IC 718
Ant - GP 5/8 16m up
Thanks for all QSO's
See you in CQWW part CW
Bert sp3lwp
 
DJ8OG(@DJ6QT)   SOAB HP   3,722,8982007-10-29 11:41:52
I could work again at DJ6QT´s station. It was very nice to run the contest from
this station. It was real fun to run high rates almost all the time.
A nice surprise was the last hour on 40m. Very strong signals from US and VE
made it a real pleasure to work in that incredible high QRM. I planed to go QRT
some hours before the end but now Im happy that I stayed on. Thanks for all who
called me. Sorry for those I couldnt pick out of the QRM.


Hope to see you again in the next contest. Vy73 Matt, DJ8OG
 
VE7BZ   SOAB(A) HP   163,1492007-10-29 11:44:42
For a contest that started out with absolutely stinko conditions, I was
pleasantly surprised at the end result.

My first log entry on 20m was C50C which gave hope for band conditions, but
this hope was short lived as anything other than NA, JA and SA was a real
challenge. Too many minutes invested per QSO for the points gained -- but there
were no real alternatives in the early hours of the contest if you wanted the
mults. While 20m remained open well into darkness on Friday evening, it seemed
a struggle for each point.

During the day, Saturday was certainly more productive on 20m, but again
nothing to really get excited about. At SS, 80m showed promise, but it didn't
seem to take long to work all stations heard on the band and the runs were very
short. Sunday was when the conditions (at my station) really took a positive
turn! Band conditions on 20m were okay in the early afternoon, but the huge
surprise was how strong 15m proved to be right through to the end of the
contest.

Log entries on 15m -- at this point in the cycle, for us here is the Pacific
Northwest are relatively few and far between. Yes there are openings now and
then, but this opening during the contest was like the good old days on 15m.
For the last four and half hours of the contest the run never stopped or dried
up -- it was a constant flow with even a few nice surprises. Signal reports
from most stations in NA and SA indicated I was being very well heard, but one
of the surprises was being called by Michael, VP8NO who had a very nice
signal.

Periodically I asked the stronger 15m stations where they were located to get
an idea of the path / opening. The opening was definitely north south and it
held through to within 40 minutes of the end of the contest. Then just as it
came, it began to dry up but during the transition time at about 2315z the path
changed to JA and the Pacific. Even before the north south path really began to
close, I was being called by JA's off the back of the antenna. When the NA run
began to slow to a trickle, I switched to JA and the Pacific which produced
several new mults in the last 40 minutes of the contest. All in all, it was a
pleasant afternoon on 15m which is something that I've not been able to say for
a very long time. But such is life near the entrance to the sometimes black hole
of propagation here in the Pacific Northwest.

My thanks to each and every station that stopped by to give me the points --
you made the contest truly enjoyable.

73 de Paul, VE7BZ
 
W6PH   SOAB HP   837,6602007-10-29 11:46:24
Radio: TS-930S AL-1200 (except 75m) SB-200 (75m)
Logging: CT 9.57 on NEC Versa laptop
Antennas: A3S @ 45 feet (permanent antenna)
"Field Day" antennas - Two AB-577s with 40-2CD @ 60 ft and ATB-34 @ 55 ft
80m wire vertical to top of 40m AB-577

Solar flux=68 A=14 K=3

Europe was very weak and every QSO was a struggle. 20m signals were very
fluttery. But there was a nice 15m opening to southern Europe on Sunday. Lots
of loud LUs and PYs on 10 meters and zones 6, 7, and 8 were a surprise but
missed zone 3. Most of my contacts were S&P except in the afternoon when 20m
and 15m opened to JA. Forty meters got real slow in the evening and I knocked
off for some sleep around 9 pm local time both nights. My AL-1200 has an
arcing bandswitch on 80m, so I pressed my venerable SB-200 (500 watts) into
service for an hour to load up on a few multipliers. I checked 160 a couple
times but nothing really happening and didn't try to make any contacts. As
usual, I enjoyed the weekend despite the terrible propagation.
73, Kurt, W6PH
 
N2IC   SOAB HP   2,813,2172007-10-29 11:48:36
Congrats to N6MJ @ K5TR for winning the battle of the W5 single-ops !

For European propagation, this was probably the worst CQWW SSB I have operated
from the Western USA. On 40, 20 and 15 meters it was the same story - pretty
good conditions to EA, F and I, and almost no propagation anywhere farther
north or east. At least there was decent JA propagation on those bands, which
made it a fun contest.

If you think that all of W5 has the same propagation, consider these QSO
totals:

EU JA

N2IC 363 841
K5TR 935 359

N2IC is in southwestern New Mexico (I can see Zones 3 and 6 from my QTH). K5TR
is near Austin, TX. About 600 miles between them. For those of you who like fun
(but probably invalid) conclusions, that means that 1 mile = 1 more(or less)
European QSO and 1 less(or more) JA QSO.
 
VE3FRX   SOAB(A) LP   16,6832007-10-29 12:01:23
First contest since moving back to Ontario from Alberta, where I was VE6GJ.
Retired to acreage about 3mi East of Lake Huron, about 1 hr North of London,
ON.
Just got the station temporarily set up using a Double Extended Zepp at 40ft
and my Kenwood TS-950SDX and N1MM (ver. 7.1). All seem to be working well, but
had to go out of town contest weekend and only managed 5 hours (Fri start and
Sunday).
Great conditions with 10 and 15 open and managed to contact Senegal on 80m. So
looking forward to 160m contest next.
Thanks for the Qs and look for better logs in the future from VE3FRX.
73,
Jeff, VE3FRX.
 
OL9Z(OK2PVF)   SOSB/20 HP   545,3282007-10-29 12:04:43
RIG: TS690s,homebrew PA 800w,5 el yagi 25m high and 3 el yagi 15 m.
 
K2LE(@K2LE/1)   M/2 HP   3,643,7492007-10-29 12:22:28
Conditions better than expected
 
HA8BE   SOSB/40 LP   18,4002007-10-29 12:28:22
Rig: IC-756
Ant: Vertical 5/8wawe (28m)

Nice contest!
 
W4WTB   SOAB(A) HP   3,403,6202007-10-29 12:29:56
Great contest this year ... Better than Expected .... here's my rundown by band
............


10 meters ... Nice openings at noon and evening hours to S / SE ....
Southern Africa also Coming through.... Good propagation both days ......Better
than last year !!

15 Meters ... WOW !!! ... Amazing conditions both Days .... If you didn't " RUN
" on 15.. you missed a bunch of Q's... I worked mobiles ... attic antennas ..
etc ... endless Europeans calling !!

20 Meters ... Great Propagation both days and lot's of multipliers ... Qrm was
incredible though.. I only have one multi-band yagi ( 3 elements for 20 ) on
this band ... so trying to establish a run is tough ......
Great opening into Asia on Sunday at evening .. during last hour of contest
!!

40 Meters ... Average both days ... I could hear many Europeans, well past
their sunrise.... Worked the usual ... Europe / VK / JA .... VK6LK ( Robin )
was very loud on the short path

80 Meters ... Lot's of signals on 80 ..... Europe was tough at our sunset ....
Much easier to work them at the European Sunrise ..... Good opening into JA
and VK at our sunrise ...... Most notable QSO was VK6LK ( Robin ) LONG PATH !!!
.... Sunday afternoon ... Still daylight here !!

160 Meters ... Always tough for me ... My RX antennas are much better than my
TX antenna !! I heard several Europeans with decent signals both days ......
propagation to S / SE was typical.... but had QRN in that direction ..... I
worked the usual Caribbean stations for the easy muti's.


I had 2 hours of sleep on Saturday Afternoon .... as I found myself falling
asleep in between contacts !! ( Hi Hi ) ..... I may have lost a few Q's, but It
worked out ok ... I felt much better Saturday night.
I had 3 hours of sleep in the wee hours of Sunday morning ..... this worked
great ... and I had plenty of energy all day Sunday ...... I have yet to make a
complete 48 hours.... maybe next year !!

I worked 14 stations on all 6 bands ..... 6Y1V , 8P5A , C6APR , FY5KE , HC8N ,
HI3T , J3A , PJ2T , PJ4E , T48K , V26B , V47KP , VP5T , WP2Z

My Best Rates .......

30 Minutes .... 84 Q's
60 Minutes .... 155 Q's
120 Minutes ... 272 Q's

Most Worked Countries ( Top 10 )...........

Country Qso's Percent %

1. Germany 246 12.0
2. Italy 148 7.2
3. England 125 6.1
4. Canada 107 5.2
5. Spain 95 4.6
6. France 77 3.7
7. Brazil 71 3.4
8. Netherlands 60 2.9
9. Argentina 53 2.6
10. Belgium 45 2.2


147 Total Countries / 36 total Zones .... Worked on ALL BANDS combined.


My Eqpt for 2007 CQWW ..............

Rig ....... Yaesu FT-1000 D ( Only 1 Rig Used ) ....w / MFJ Voice Keyer
Amp ....... Ameritron Al-1500
Software .. N1MM


TX Antennas ..............

10 /15 / 20 ............. Multiband Yagi @ 100 ft ......and a pair of phased
Slopers to S/SE

40 ........................... Rotatable Dipole @ 110 ft .... and a pair of
phased Slopers to S/SE

80 ........................... 1/4 Wave ( 62.5 ft ) Wire Vertical w/ 120
radials

160 ......................... 1/2 wave Inverted V @ 90 ft


RX Antennas ....................

NE ..... 720 ft Beverage
E ...... 480 ft Beverage
SE ..... 330 ft Beverage
NW ..... 480 ft Beverage
W ...... 480 ft Beverage
SW ..... and Misc Directions > K9AY Loop

Great Contest this year ..... Should be even better next year !!
Tnx to everyone for all the Q's .... 73's and God Bless .......... W4WTB
 
EB4HCI   SOSB/20 QRP   1472007-10-29 12:31:59
¡Hello!. My first CQWWDX SSB.My Score is very poor,but to have a good time.
My working conditions:
TX: YAESU FT-817 + 40W
ANT: Dipolo tagra DDK-20

73,S and good DX.
EB4HCI Segismundo Doñate Vaquero Spain
 
KC1XX   M/M HP   17,614,1092007-10-29 12:35:44
BAND QSO QSO PTS PTS/QSO ZONES COUNTRIES
160 235 307 1.31 15 50 WC1M
80 873 2339 2.68 28 110 W1FV,N1KWF
40 904 2225 2.46 28 110 WA1Z,K1GQ
20 3305 9160 2.77 39 169 KM3T,KC1F
15 2415 6882 2.85 28 150 KC1XX,OE6MBG
10 371 806 2.17 19 65 N1KWF
--------------------------------------------------------------
Totals 8103 21719 2.68 157 654 => 17,614,109


Excellent job by the K3LR and W3LPL teams! As it turns out, this was a
real horse race with Team LR this time. Wow! We ran with a lean crew
during the weekend so everyone was busy.

It was really great to have Mike OE6MBG and his lovely XYL Sissy
(OE6YWF) visiting New Hampshire. Mike shared the 15m duties with Matt
this weekend. Mike also appears to have won the WAE SSB from the
station on a different leg of his trip - strong work Mike!

Kudos to Dick WC1M and Randy N1KWF who manned opposite ends of the
spectrum and turned in great scores under suppressed conditions on those
bands.

It was truly great to hold our own and have a virtual tie on 20m with
K3LR. That's competition at its best! And hats off to Matt and Mike
for a superb job on 15m, beating all the competition on that band!

We continue to benefit from having great hostesses in Christine and the
girls, who keep us going in this crazy game we play with support, great
food and entertainment. Also special thanks to Sissy for helping out as
well. We are a truly lucky bunch of guys.

Thanks for all the Qs! See you in CQWW CW!

73,
The XX Team



Continental Breakdown:
QSOs by Continent 160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL percent
------------------------------------------------------------------
North America SSB 197 190 290 372 208 138 1395 16.7
South America SSB 8 23 40 110 168 137 486 5.8
Europe SSB 27 626 526 2617 1990 93 5879 70.5
Asia SSB 1 17 9 216 24 2 269 3.2
Africa SSB 7 19 24 70 65 10 195 2.3
Oceania SSB 1 20 32 30 35 1 119 1.4


BREAKDOWN QSO/mults KC1XX CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST Multi Multi

HOUR 160 80 40 20 15 10 HR TOT CUM TOT
------------------------------------------------------------------------
0 16/10 35/27 58/47 119/42 44/29 1/2 273/157 273/157
1 13/1 55/25 43/12 55/10 27/5 24/7 217/60 490/217
2 11/4 47/23 28/15 24/2 6/0 1/2 117/46 607/263
3 12/7 46/18 18/11 8/1 . . 84/37 691/300
4 14/7 94/14 22/8 1/0 . . 131/29 822/329
5 18/7 70/5 30/6 2/0 . . 120/18 942/347
6 11/4 46/4 27/3 6/2 . . 90/13 1032/360
7 4/4 30/6 72/5 7/3 . . 113/18 1145/378
8 5/1 23/4 22/4 7/8 ..... ..... 57/17 1202/395
9 4/0 21/3 14/0 4/2 1/0 . 44/5 1246/400
10 14/1 4/0 9/1 79/26 10/15 . 116/43 1362/443
11 9/2 1/1 1/0 235/13 68/33 3/3 317/52 1679/495
12 . . 11/0 200/12 247/17 15/7 473/36 2152/531
13 . . . 133/13 258/17 19/1 410/31 2562/562
14 . . . 144/5 137/15 21/6 302/26 2864/588
15 . . . 186/6 165/4 19/13 370/23 3234/611
16 ..... ..... 4/0 182/13 123/3 11/5 320/21 3554/632
17 . . 18/0 137/7 105/8 19/3 279/18 3833/650
18 . . 3/0 119/5 73/6 8/0 203/11 4036/661
19 . . 2/0 116/3 57/1 38/9 213/13 4249/674
20 . . 15/0 145/4 55/5 28/5 243/14 4492/688
21 . 22/4 34/6 114/3 30/1 16/3 216/17 4708/705
22 3/0 38/0 22/0 101/8 5/2 1/0 170/10 4878/715
23 10/0 33/1 68/2 51/3 1/0 . 163/6 5041/721
0 12/3 29/0 14/1 1/0 ..... ..... 56/4 5097/725
1 12/5 33/0 16/2 3/0 . . 64/7 5161/732
2 10/3 26/0 13/3 2/0 . . 51/6 5212/738
3 3/4 25/0 16/1 2/0 . . 46/5 5258/743
4 5/1 12/0 24/0 . . . 41/1 5299/744
5 5/0 31/1 23/2 . . . 59/3 5358/747
6 1/0 30/0 30/2 . . . 61/2 5419/749
7 1/0 21/0 22/0 . . . 44/0 5463/749
8 2/0 9/0 11/1 ..... ..... ..... 22/1 5485/750
9 5/0 5/0 22/0 2/0 . . 34/0 5519/750
10 6/0 2/2 5/0 36/0 . . 49/2 5568/752
11 2/0 5/0 3/1 135/3 37/0 . 182/4 5750/756
12 . . 2/2 101/1 196/4 4/1 303/8 6053/764
13 . . 9/0 91/3 181/6 45/10 326/19 6379/783
14 . . 9/0 89/0 164/0 37/2 299/2 6678/785
15 . 5/0 14/0 95/0 132/1 4/0 250/1 6928/786
16 ..... 8/0 16/0 92/1 108/3 1/0 225/4 7153/790
17 . . 11/0 109/1 58/1 7/0 185/2 7338/792
18 . . 1/0 74/3 21/1 13/2 109/6 7447/798
19 . 6/0 2/0 80/1 46/1 10/0 144/2 7591/800
20 . 8/0 3/1 82/1 29/0 18/3 140/5 7731/805
21 3/0 5/0 36/1 66/0 24/0 8/0 142/1 7873/806
22 5/0 30/0 45/0 54/1 7/0 . 141/1 8014/807
23 19/1 18/0 36/1 16/2 . . 89/4 8103/811
DAY1 144/48 565/135 521/120 2175/191 1412/161 224/66 ..... 5041/721
DAY2 91/17 308/3 383/18 1130/17 1003/17 147/18 . 3062/90
TOT 235/65 873/138 904/138 3305/208 2415/178 371/84 . 8103/811


High Rate Info (courtesy of K5KA'S CBS tool)
(Note: Only done for bands with occasional rates over 150/hour)
---------------------------------------------------------------------
14 MHz:
The best 60 minute rate was 243/hour from 1047 to 1146Z
The best 30 minute rate was 260/hour from 1048 to 1117Z
The best 10 minute rate was 330/hour from 1056 to 1105Z

The best 1 minute rates were:
7 QSO's/minute 4 times.
6 QSO's/minute 17 times.
5 QSO's/minute 56 times.
4 QSO's/minute 144 times.
3 QSO's/minute 280 times.
2 QSO's/minute 466 times.
1 QSO's/minute 547 times.

21 MHz:
The best 60 minute rate was 273/hour from 1212 to 1311Z
The best 30 minute rate was 290/hour from 1219 to 1248Z
The best 10 minute rate was 318/hour from 1229 to 1238Z

The best 1 minute rates were:
7 QSO's/minute 2 times.
6 QSO's/minute 24 times.
5 QSO's/minute 60 times.
4 QSO's/minute 117 times.
3 QSO's/minute 177 times.
2 QSO's/minute 264 times.
1 QSO's/minute 430 times.


QSO Counts By Band-Country

KC1XX CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST Multi Multi 28 Oct 2007

PRFX 160 80 40 20 15 10


1A 1 1 1 1

3A 1

3B8 1 1

3DA 1 1 1 1

3V 1 1 1 1 1

4L 1 1

4O 1 1 1 1 1

4U1I 1 1 1

4U1V 1

4X 3 1 4 7

5B 1 5 4 5 4 1

5H 1 4 1

5R 1 1

5U 1

5X 1

5Z 3 2

6W 1 1 2 3 2

6Y 1 1 1 1 1 1

7X 1 2

8P 1 2 3 2 2 2

8R 1 1

9A 1 16 13 31 25

9G 1 1

9H 2 2

9J 1 1

9K 2 1 3 1

9M6 1

9N 1

9Q 1

9Y 1 2 1

A3 1

A4 1 2 1

A6 1 1

A7 2 1

A9 1

BV 3

BY 8

C3 1 1 1

C5 1 1 1 1 1 1

C6 1 1 1 2 2 1

C9 1 1 1

CE 1 4 9 12 11

CE0Y 1

CE9 1

CM 3 3 3 5

CN 2 2 2 6 4 2

CP 2

CT 8 10 26 23

CT3 3 3 3 3 4 1

CU 1 1 2 2 4 2

CX 1 6 12 12

DL 2 112 89 479 423 7

DU 3

E5/s 1

E7 5 3 8 8

EA 41 42 162 186 4

EA6 1 8 5

EA8 1 3 7 13 16 1

EA9 1 1 2 2

EI 2 6 7 21 15 2

EK 1 2 2

EL 1 1

ER 1 1 5 4

ES 1 3 3 2

EU 3 12 1

EX 1

EY 1

F 2 41 32 155 172 16

FG 1 1 2

FJ 1 1 1 1 1 1

FM 1 1 2 4 2 3

FR 2

FY 1 1 1 2 3 1

G 3 62 64 308 183 22

GD 1 6 1

GI 1 5 7 23 8

GJ 4 3

GM 2 7 10 49 20

GM/s 1

GU 3 4 3

GW 2 10 8 26 23 4

HA 10 4 32 23

HB 6 13 33 29

HB0 1 1 2 3 2

HC 1 1 5 3 1

HC8 1 1 1 1 2 1

HH 1 1 1

HI 1 2 2 4 3 1

HK 2 3 7 11 6

HL 4

HP 2 2 1

HR 1 3 2 4 4 4

HS 1

HV 1 1

HZ 1 5 2

I 1 50 42 281 241 14

IG9 1

IS 1 1 10 7 2

IT9 5 6 15 18 1

J2 1 1 1 1

J3 1 1 3 1 1 1

J6 1 1

J8 1 1 1 1

JA 1 1 143

JW 1 1

K 104 46 104 200 78 88

KG4 1 1

KH2 2

KH6 1 7 5 5 15 1

KL 1 6 1

KP2 2 1 3 4 4 4

KP4 2 3 3 2 10 5

LA 1 4 1 16 11

LU 6 6 24 46 43

LX 4 3 4 6 1

LY 4 1 21 6

LZ 8 2 17 14 1

OA 1 1

OE 1 6 11 37 36

OH 8 3 46 20

OH0 2 3 1

OK 1 30 16 88 55

OM 12 6 18 16

ON 2 12 19 65 47 9

OZ 10 27 12

P4 2 3 3 5 5 5

PA 1 19 16 106 78 7

PJ2 2 2 2 3 3 2

PY 4 13 34 52 49

PZ 1 1 1 2 1 1

S5 1 13 18 43 45 1

SM 10 1 42 18

SP 1 21 20 99 61

ST 2 1

SU 1 2

SV 3 1 18 12

SV5 1 2 1 1

SV9 1 3 4

T7 1 1 1 1

TA 1 4 4 1

TA1 2 2

TF 1 5

TG 1 2 1 1

TI 2 3 2 5 5 3

TK 1 2

TR 1

TT 1

TU 1 1

UA 20 11 108 24

UA2 2 2 3

UA9 1 20

UN 4

UR 15 9 63 26

V2 1 1 1 1 1 1

V3 1 1 1 1

V4 1 1 1 2 2 1

V5 2 2 2 2

V7 1 1 1

V8 1

VE 73 109 143 95 56 6

VK 8 20 9 9

VP2M 1 1 1 1 1 1

VP5 1 2 2 2 2 2

VP8 1 1

VP9 1 1 1 2 2 2

VQ9 1 1

VR 1

XE 1 5 7 20 17 3

XU 1

YB 1

YL 3 1 4 2

YO 5 4 26 26

YU 14 10 30 21

YV 1 1 2 2 11 3

Z3 2 1 4 3

ZA 1 1

ZC4 1

ZD7 1

ZD8 1

ZF 1

ZL 5 6 6 8

ZL7 1

ZP 1 3 1 2

ZS 1 3 14 11 1


 
N6HC   SOAB HP   46,3432007-10-29 12:37:34
I don't usual bother turning on the radio for this contest, but there wasn't
anything interesting on TV on Friday night, so I broke with tradition and fired
up the hardware about 8 PM local time. I had a short chat with Art (CQ9K/W6XD)
and John (PJ4E/K6AM) during the contest. Hopefully, I'll be able to play in
CQWWCW next month. Good luck to everyone in SS.
Arnie N6HC
 
K2PS   SOAB LP   874,2932007-10-29 12:39:49
A bit down from last year, but didn't put in as much time. Among other things,
had Penn State to watch (unfortunately they lost, but Saturday night seemed
pretty dead anyway, so not a big deal), and also the Eagles (who won, but
probably cost me a few points).
Thanks to the op at K2AX who moved to 15 for the zone 5 QSO in the last hour.
I really need to get that stuff out of the way earlier.
Congrats again to Ed, N1UR for another terrific effort in SOAB LP. Thought he
was still gonna be in Asia, but all the competing LP guys will have to look
forward to CQWW CW for that.
 
PJ2T   M/2 HP   14,541,1952007-10-29 12:40:42
Two failures of commercial power, the worst thunderstorm we have ever seen here,
and almost non-existent conditions to Europe took a lot of the fun out of this
one. Hard to believe, but only 8.6% of our QSOs were Europe as compared to the
usual 38% or so. Still, we had a lot of fun and hung in there after being
tempted to turn off the rigs and just watch the Red Sox beat the Rockies.

Shortly after midnight on Sunday morning the most incredible lightning storm
we've seen here nailed us. This is tremendously unusual, as these usually stay
offshore. Lightning in all quadrants, close and loud. We shut down and isolated
the station electrically as the rain came in torrents. Predictably, the
commercial power died about 30 minutes into the storm. I fired up the
generator, and after the rain ended we got back on the air barefoot with two
transmitters. 40 was not bad, even with only 100 watts, but 80 barefoot was a
waste of time. Naturally, this is the first contest where I had not filled the
fuel can, so I headed out on the 110 minute round trip to the island's 24 hour
gas station at 1:40 AM, leaving W1MD running the west coast on 40. On the way
back I got stuck behind an accident cleanup that was blocking the only highway,
adding to the delay. By the time I got back the power was back up, so we secured
the generator, fired up the amps, and woke up the ops.

Sunday conditions were no better with an almost complete inability to establish
any runs into Europe, even in the Europe-only bands. Shortly after cleaning up
the generator and putting the cables away the power dropped again around 4 PM
Sunday afternoon. We fought the temptation to surrender and were back on
barefoot within 10 minutes, running that way for about 90 minutes until we got
back on the mains with the amps. The Titan III refused to make RF after this
Sunday afternoon restart, so I hot-swapped in another amp while K1EA patiently
worked around my antics on 20. (We fixed the Titan III and it tested good on
Monday morning.)

Also, the rain left us without Internet connectivity much of the weekend. Now
that the contest is over, of course, the weather is calm, sun is out, bands are
improving, and the data connection is back fast and solid.

Many thanks to Craig (K1QX) and Ken (K1EA) for making their first trip to
Curacao. Too bad they ran squarely into Murphy. And we regret greatly that W6PH
was not able to make it here, stopped by wildfire smoke on I-5 and unable to get
to LAX Thursday morning.

Thanks for the Qs, and sincere congratulations to Kyle's (WA4PGM) PJ4E crew and
to everyone else who waxed us fair and square in this one. Nice work, guys!
Great contesting. Now it's on to CW, thank goodness, and we'll hope that things
go better. Thanks also to all of the CCC members and guests who make this PJ2T
operation a reality.

73 from Geoff, W0CG, PJ2DX
 
LY9Y(LY2CY)   SOAB HP   2,119,6382007-10-29 12:49:10
Thanks everybody for contact.
73 Jurgis
 
W3UA   M/S HP   4,352,3342007-10-29 12:54:37
Nice test. The highlight was an hour on 15 with 160+ QSOs on Sunday morning --
the first time ever from this QTH (since I moved here in 2004). The biggest
flop -- missed 10 meter opening to EU at the very same time. All my fault -- I
should not let NU3C to sleep -- the mult radio was on 10, I saw the band scope
dancing like crazy, but was so occupied with the pileup... It costs us at least
30 mults -- not enough to catch up with K9RS, but still sad. Another
disappointment -- poor performance of our 160 meter vertical. It was not just
the matter of propagation -- W1JR (less than 10 miles west of my QTH) easily
worked C50C, but I didn't despite many calls. I need to get back to the drawing
board and build something serious for 80 and 160. Maybe next summer project...

Thanks to N1MM for keeping score on the http://www.getscores.org/ -- real
encouragement, especially on Saturday morning when they were ahead of us.
Indeed, I would love to see more people posting their scores -- it makes the
test more live. I hope W1VE will fix the detailed scoreboard before the CQ WW
CW. I wish the real winners show up on the scoreboard during the test, too --
so we "the small pistols" could run after them. K5ZD proved that it doesn't
hurt!
 
SM6U(@SKØUX)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   460,8162007-10-29 12:58:25
Wow!

Conditions up here was not very good. The aurora made me feel very QRP compared
to stations further south. Other stations sneaked up much closer this year than
they usually do, making the QRM outrageous most of the time.

Gave up being serious at saturday night, because of the conditions. Worked rest
of the contest in some kind of "vacation" style.

Most people said conditions on 20m was about the same as last year, showing
what a big difference it makes to be 2 degrees further north than I'm used to.
Worked 20m last year from SK6AW with a single 4el beam and 750w. Got the same
number of multipliers this year, and I even worked 25% NA last year compared to
12% this year.

Working with SK0UX FB equipment and great hilltop QTH again was very fun tho.
Everything worked perfect thru the entire weekend, not even the slightest
problem appeared. Huge thanks to SM0W/Teemu for hosting me, providing
everything needed and even a little bit more!

Antennas:
NA: 6el QUAD
JA: 5el
EU: 4el
 
S5ØK   SOSB/20 HP   1,234,5602007-10-29 13:25:58
Unlike last year started at 00z and closing the first day at 23z.
5h sleep and, run through the day, closing 30 min before the ctest end. Lots
of qrm, on frequency and severe qrn the second day afternoon from the rain.
Sorry for the calls that were not responded. Lots of EU, many
G, I, YO, DL, F stations, losts of marginal signals from dx
stations. Less VK and JA than expected.

Bright moments were definetly calls by V73RY, ZL7/DL2AH
the second morning via long pass with +20dB sigs. Also VK4SJ arround that
time came in with 59 via long pass with 10 W and mobile. Hope for QSL card.
Second morning still missing zones 34, 36, 37 was well worth calling
for some time in that direction, all coming in with good sigs to later
complete with all 40 zones.

Being served by Steppir, KLM, Icom and Harris.

73s de Marko, S50K
 
YT3A(YU7AV)   SOSB/80 HP   269,3672007-10-29 13:30:39
73!
 
N2MUN   SOAB(A) HP   482,9372007-10-29 13:52:05
Nice to see 15 meters wide open to east coast
 
DQ4W   M/2 HP   6,724,6502007-10-29 14:09:04
Condx on 40 not good, but 10 was a surprise with openings on both days.
Enjoyed operating in a large group with 4 hour shifts - this way, SSB
- even on 40 meters - is tolerable. Looking forward for CQWW CW next
month!
 
EA7TN   SOSB/20 LP   372,4462007-10-29 14:13:06
I love CW !

TS-2000 (90W)
Spiderbeam tribander @ 18m
 
PY2DY(TONY)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   69,1042007-10-29 14:14:12
Runing with my old and good FT 920(many histories with this radio).
FL 2100 B.
Two elements yagi short wire.
Headset.

See you in another season of CQWW SSB.
73`S to all.

PY2DY
TONY
 
KT4PD   SOAB LP   36,2402007-10-29 14:19:32
Force12 Flagpole (Vertical). Great to hear activity on 10m and 15m.
 
VE1OP   SOSB(A)/20 LP   328,1532007-10-29 14:30:29
9 hours off-and-on of clicking spots on the bandmap, and pushing buttons on the
DVS-2...Might have spent 1 hour total running...This was bureau QSL card
replying weekend, almost done...

Set out to do nothing but make 500 Q's and get 100 DXCC on 20...This score will
be officially submitted as a SOSB(A)20...

Highlight...Good openings on 15 and 10, something not seen here in awhile for
any length of time...

Lowlight...WWIIDDEE sigs everywhere...One IV3 station was calling on 14.224.5,
I could hear his splatter on 14.231...

Looking forward to SS CW and of course the BIG one, CQWW CW...Look for myself,
ZX9X, ZS1EL, V26K and K5UN, The Code Sharks Team entry...Looking to better our
4th place WW finish last year...

73, Scott VE1OP
 
N6RV   SOAB LP   284,4102007-10-29 14:38:15
A lot of fun. Just retired so it is time to finish the antennas and station. See
everyone on CW next month.
 
K5FP   SOSB/15 LP   110,9202007-10-29 14:39:23
I am not much for SSB contest but I had fun anyway. My antennas are small and
low so I can't compete with most other contesters who have bigger and higher
antennas. Lots of fun though. Looking forward to the CW contest.
 
ND6S   SOAB LP   73,9822007-10-29 14:41:21
Lots of S and P! Only JA run was the last ten minutes. Thanks to all the
DX-peditions and the VE's. Logged with TR...the greatest software on a clunky
computer.
Play of the day, Hearing K5TR work HC8N. If you blinked, you missed it. Thanks
George. I was going to give out a worst processer award, but the list got too
long. How about 4 pts for ssb Q's without a processer? CU from C6AGY in the CW
version next month. Ray ND6S
 
VE7IN   SOAB LP   159,8902007-10-29 14:41:39
This wasn't going to be a full effort, but wanted to try and get on to make some
points for the club. A slow start as had our 29th Anniversary dinner Friday, so
didn't get on at start plus really didn't make an effort to get up early for
the hoped for European openings on 20.

Also discovered on Friday setup, 80 meter antenna needed repair and more
annoying, the 15/10 side mount didn't want to rotate, did the repair on the 80
and freed up the side mount when I got back from dropping Trish off for her
treatment Saturday afternoon, kudos to number 1 step daughter who volunteered
to pick up Mom so I could attempt to get on contesting.

Hard to comment on conditions from my station as it needs many repairs.

I enjoyed getting back on after missing the whole contest season last year,
especially the last 3 hours on Sunday were terrific with a great run for me on
20, the highlights being called by AO8A for a double mult in the last hour then
CN4P and CQ9K.
 
K7RL   SOAB HP   1,771,4002007-10-29 14:47:14
That was tough. A high K index and a low solar flux spelled disaster for my
score this year. Overall, I am down almost 1 meg from 2006. In hindsight, the
low bands just did not produce; which made for two very long and frustrating
nights! Mult totals are significantly lower as poor EU paths and mediocre JA
runs added to the frustration.

On the high bands, 15m was all S&P until a late (but most welcomed) Sunday
afternoon JA run. And the reliable 20m band sputtered as typically long and
robust EU runs did not materialize. This is the bottom, right?

Thank you to all the great operators worldwide that make this such a fun
contest, especially the 1,793 stations that made it into my log!

73 de Mitch, K7RL

P.S. Congrats to the big scores back east! Wow!
 
VO1KVT   SOAB LP   318,2462007-10-29 14:48:33
Another fun contest, got a chance to try my new Mosley TA53M beam for the first
time. Everything works fine, bring on the DX.
73 Ken VO1KVT
 
N8RA   SOAB(A) HP   1,000,3042007-10-29 14:49:47
Biggest boo-boo was on 15M Sunday AM. I started to run on 15, but signals were
weak and copy on most answers to my CQ's was difficult. After 2 hours of this,
I noticed that the receiver was still set from the night before to use the
beverage antenna as the receive antenna. So on 15M I was transmitting with the
yagi on the high tower, but listening on a low wire- a typical alligator- big
mouth and small ears- I was really mad at myself!!!
Europe, please forgive me!
 
PY2MTV   SOSB(A)/15 LP   142,2452007-10-29 14:50:39
Rig: FT1000MP Field 100 watts, antenna 2 ele Yagi @ 31 feet up,
LOG: N1MMLogger VS. 10.10.0


TNX FER ALL QSO, 73.


André PY2MTV
Guarujá SP - Brazil
São Paulo Contest Group (SPCG)
 
WØZA   SOAB HP   114,7392007-10-29 14:53:00
I planned on a full effort, but had to give to settle for limited time.
 
G4BUO   SOAB LP   1,400,8682007-10-29 14:53:08
SO2R with FT1000MP and IC735. First time with rig control and antenna switching
working on both radios. Win-Test worked a treat but swapping with Ctrl-S was a
bit scary at times!

Antennas:
160m shunt fed tower
80m delta loop
40m 4-square
20m 4el up 73ft, delta loop
15m 4el up 83ft
10m 4el up 78ft
K9AY receive antenna for 160 & 80

Really hard work in the low power section - on 20m in particular it was
impossible to find and hold a run frequency, so just about all the QSOs were
S+P. Things were much easier on 15 and 10m. Didn't get C50C on 40m. He was
listening on 7.270 and seemed to be working a number of Europeans!

Dave G4BUO
 
HI3K   SOSB/15 LP   602,2342007-10-29 14:55:58
Thank you, for a nice contest, it was fun…….


73 & DX


Edwin HI3k Ex HI3NR
 
PF5X   SOAB HP   53,1792007-10-29 15:00:46
Nice to hear 10m open. 15m was in good shape and I had a fun run Sunday
afternoon towards NA. CU in the real part (CW) of contest.

-- Enno, PF5X
cw <at> dx.nl

FT1000MP, Expert 1K-FA, 3 el SteppIR @20m, 40m rotary dipole @ 22m
N1MM 7.10.9 proving freeware is bestware !
 
KØGAS   SOAB HP   35,2802007-10-29 15:03:41
a WILD WEEKEND! ESPECIALLY WHEN I GOT INTO THE WRONG LOG EARLY SUN AM. tHINK I
GOT IT ALL STRAIGHTENED OUT! VERY GLAD TO SEE 15 AND 10 OPENING UP A LITTLE.
 
K4EU   SOAB(A) HP   383,4692007-10-29 15:12:21
This was mostly a daytime, high-band, S&P operation. And, this is the first
time I've ever operated assisted/packet from my home QTH. Wanted to see how
N1MM would work in this environment. It was kind of wierd clicking spots
instead of spinning the radio knob. One thing this kind of operation appears
to do is to increase the mult total. Another thing I noticed was some of the
big guns jumping all over bad spots. Obviously, if accuracy is a goal, there
is no substitute to actually listening to the other guy's callsign before you
pounce. Thanks for all the Q's. 73....//Steve K4EU

FT-1000/Field
QRO HF2500X
8 ele LP up 55' for 20-10
Quarter-wave wire vertical for 40
 
9A8MM   SOSB/20 QRP   1,4102007-10-29 15:14:59
I was working QRP single band (20m)as usual with FT-857D and an inverted V
antenna. Crowded bands, strong signals, but unfortunately not much luck with
QSOs. Thanks to G3TXF for his effort trying to work me.

See (hopefuly more of) you down the log in CW part :)

Marko, 9A8MM
 
NQ3X   SOAB(A) LP   166,4522007-10-29 15:15:41
Man, CQWWSSB with 100w and wires is TOUGH! But it's also a lot of fun. Thanks
to all who pulled my pipsqueak signal out of the muck.

See you in CW!

vy 73 de NQ3X

QSL: Direct (preferred), LoTW, eQSL. I respond 100% to QSL requests w/SAE and
return postage!
 
K3PP   SOAB(A) LP   51,8302007-10-29 15:41:29
This is a crummy score, but I could only do the contest from my weekend cabin,
where I only have a Butternut vertical and a mediocre-to-crummy RF location,
depending on direction. My amplifier is on the blink, so I was forced to go LP.
Still, it was fun to get into the fray after such a long hiatus. Hopefully, I'll
be back in good shape for CW.

TU to all VY 73 de Glenn K3PP
 
K3EST(@KT3Y)   M/S HP   3,615,7952007-10-29 15:52:45
six hours lost due to power outage
on saturday cost us some qsos and mults
73 Phil KT3Y
 
VA3DF   SOAB QRP   138,4502007-10-29 15:55:54
Nice to get in and mix it up with the big guns! Almost doubled my score from
last year. Condx on higher bands were a welcome surprise!

As usual,it's a jungle out there when you run qrp!

73,

Doug
VA3DF
 
K1TTT   M/M HP   8,815,4242007-10-29 15:56:17
Nice run of Europe on 10m Sunday morning. Added a bunch of multipliers really
quick in that one. New 4-square on 80m was definately worth the summer work!
And having a volunteer to do most of 40m was a REALLY big help!
 
G4FKA   SOAB LP   236,5922007-10-29 16:02:27
IC756ProIII; MFJ993 auto-tuner; 30m inverted V doublet at 10m; half wave 12m
sloping dipole, top end at 10m.

Great conditions on the higher bands. 15 was something like its old self.
Greatest pleasure was 10m which was open for some time on both days,
particularly Saturday.

As you can see from the QSO totals, I concentrated on the two higher bands to
take advantage of the conditions. Mainly S&P, but some useful runs into EU on
10m as well. Highlight (and shock!) of the weekend was being called and and
worked by B4B in Zone 24 on 10m whilst otherwise working a run of EUs on the
sloping dipole.

Simple station as usual but amazing what some good conditions can bring with a
bit of patience through the wall of noise. Just keep calling and calling and if
that doesn't work call again!

As ever, pleased to give points to the serious entrants and hope you all do
well. Hope also that conditions stay up for the CW leg.

Geoff G4FKA
 
K3OO(@K3OOOOO)   SOAB(A) HP   4,595,5732007-10-29 16:07:47
Nice conditions with no sunspots. Things should be amazing when we get some.

SOAPBOX:
To the stations that just just say QRZ at the end of a QSO I will not wait for
you to send a call sign. QRZ has not been worked yet in my log so you are a new
qso. Not giving your callsign is your problem not mine. I like my call I guess
you don't like yours. To this point in a 42 year contest career I have yet to
log station QRZ.

73,Rick K3OO
 
VE3SS   SOAB HP   84,8642007-10-29 16:16:29
Decent conditions and lots of participation made
for a good time! Thanks to all who worked me.
 
PY2NY   SOAB HP   4,069,8002007-10-29 16:17:06
After long long long time, back to All Band effort (maybe, last time was 2000
under AB Low Power) and from my own home! Totally different than work at PS2T
60km near... And doing 48 hours?!?! Now I can understand why N6TJ, PY5EG, ZX5J,
CT1BOH, OH2MM and a lot of other guys are heroes hi hi hi... Near of the end, I
was trying to eat the keyboard and talking to the dinner plates hi hi... Big
surprise on 10 meters, or even my modest multipliers on 80m, just using sloper
and 300 watts... Could be better working multipliers but was fun to remember
old times and doing a very long pile-ups on the bands, including 40m... I am
really happy doing this from my home and recovering the possibility to do more
than 4.000 QSOs here. Know why? See rig description and some other data,
specially runs etc etc. All the best and see you at CW contest...
--------------------

One Radio FT1000mpMK-V Field all INRAD filters including Roofing Filter.
Software was N1MM and controller MK2R+ (with problem on 20m).
Amplifier Alpha 91B using Class A (Yaesu Function) to drive 25w and getting
500w/600w out, nothing more.
200w 160m, 300w 80m, 600w 10-15-20m.
Boomset Heil HC-4 Noise Reduction Earphone.
W6EL propagation maps.
2el 40-2CD(40) 25m high, 6el KT34XA(10-15-20) 22m high, AlphaDelta 1/4
sloper(160/80) 20m high.
-----------------------------

3344 QSOs (with dupes) - PY2NY Max Rates:
2007-10-27 0013Z - 7,0 per minute (1 minute(s)), 420 per hour by PY2NY
2007-10-27 0022Z - 4,9 per minute (10 minute(s)), 294 per hour by PY2NY
2007-10-27 0101Z - 3,6 per minute (60 minute(s)), 218 per hour by PY2NY
-----------------------------

PY2NY - Off Times >= 30 Minutes
10/27/07 06:23Z - 10/27/07 07:51Z 88 mins
10/27/07 10:07Z - 10/27/07 10:39Z 32 mins
10/27/07 12:10Z - 10/27/07 13:00Z 50 mins
10/27/07 23:53Z - 10/28/07 00:37Z 44 mins
10/28/07 05:44Z - 10/28/07 09:21Z 217 mins
10/28/07 10:28Z - 10/28/07 11:35Z 67 mins
Total Time Off 8,30 hours; Total Time On 39,70 hours
-----------------------------

PY2NY Runs >10 QSOs - only over than 100/h
2007-10-27 0001 - 0008Z, 21275 kHz, 21 Qs, 177,0/hr PY2NY
2007-10-27 0012 - 0104Z, 14269 kHz, 206 Qs, 240,2/hr PY2NY
2007-10-27 0112 - 0126Z, 7165 kHz, 41 Qs, 178,7/hr PY2NY
2007-10-27 0209 - 0230Z, 14258 kHz, 66 Qs, 187,8/hr PY2NY
2007-10-27 0238 - 0306Z, 14258 kHz, 49 Qs, 105,7/hr PY2NY
2007-10-27 0420 - 0449Z, 7038 kHz, 64 Qs, 129,9/hr PY2NY
2007-10-27 0756 - 0804Z, 14165 kHz, 14 Qs, 107,2/hr PY2NY
2007-10-27 0934 - 0958Z, 14181 kHz, 40 Qs, 100,1/hr PY2NY
2007-10-27 1508 - 1516Z, 21220 kHz, 15 Qs, 105,5/hr PY2NY
2007-10-27 1749 - 1918Z, 21242 kHz, 199 Qs, 134,8/hr PY2NY
2007-10-27 1922 - 2055Z, 28451 kHz, 311 Qs, 198,9/hr PY2NY
2007-10-27 2057 - 2149Z, 28452 kHz, 180 Qs, 206,0/hr PY2NY
2007-10-27 2211 - 2256Z, 21258 kHz, 160 Qs, 212,4/hr PY2NY
2007-10-27 2301 - 2351Z, 14266 kHz, 139 Qs, 167,2/hr PY2NY
2007-10-28 0110 - 0230Z, 7165 kHz, 169 Qs, 126,5/hr PY2NY
2007-10-28 1634 - 1714Z, 21187 kHz, 102 Qs, 152,3/hr PY2NY
2007-10-28 1806 - 1856Z, 28468 kHz, 88 Qs, 105,9/hr PY2NY
2007-10-28 1908 - 1950Z, 14151 kHz, 84 Qs, 120,8/hr PY2NY
2007-10-28 1959 - 2051Z, 28468 kHz, 120 Qs, 139,4/hr PY2NY
2007-10-28 2055 - 2105Z, 21276 kHz, 21 Qs, 126,2/hr PY2NY
2007-10-28 2110 - 2137Z, 14164 kHz, 75 Qs, 169,3/hr PY2NY
2007-10-28 2148 - 2210Z, 21239 kHz, 72 Qs, 201,2/hr PY2NY
2007-10-28 2222 - 2259Z, 14171 kHz, 101 Qs, 162,6/hr PY2NY
-------------------------------
 
EA7RU   SOAB(A) HP   3,193,8402007-10-29 16:22:48
Overall competition in general.
As always thank my good friend George EA7HZ the great assistance provided to me
by making the point season for competitions.
Bad conditions in 10m two days.
In 15m and 20m good condition especially Saturday. On Sunday, a few stations NA
except the most potent.
In 40m, 80m and 160m lot of static noise due to storms.
Thank you all for the contact.
See you next contest.
73` de EA7RU Cris
 
LW3EWZ   SOSB/40 HP   2,5602007-10-29 16:30:39
Very poor and very few hours of operation, much qrn and few conditions in the
band, in the second day my son matias was taken to the hospital and I could not
continue contest, we will be in the next contest
 
WA1FCN   SOAB(A) LP   101,2692007-10-29 16:38:47
Just a part time effort................Getting warmed up
for the bigie CQ WW DX CW ! Bands gave me a pleasant surprise.
Wow if only they are this good next month. 73 BoB WA1FCN
 
VE1DHD   SOAB LP   488,8352007-10-29 16:40:58
Great weekend and the station (modest though it is) performed quite well. I was
pleased to work K3LR on all bands except 10m (did not hear anything on 10 when I
checked periodically over the weekend), especially since I just had a
opportunity recently to watch the video of his contest station and what I
presume was the 2006 CQ WW SSB and CW tests.

Thanks to all who gave me QSOs this weekend.

Howard - VE1DHD
 
KR1ST   SOAB QRP   24,2552007-10-29 16:53:31
Rig: IC-756ProIII
Pwr: 5 Watts
Ant: - three remotely switched 20m doublets in a triangle configuration
@ 30ft for 20m and up
- 40m vertical doublet for 40m and up
- 40m horizontal doublet @ 30 feet
- 80m inverted V, apex at 55ft
- 160m inverted L with 28 radials

It certainly is challenging trying a contest at QRP levels. But for many of us,
it's a necessity. I have to deal with quite a bit of RFI/TVI problems when I run
more than just a few Watts, but I rather get on the air with these few Watts,
than stay off the air because I can't run the full gallon. Instead, I
concentrate on building the best antennas my backyard allows for.

I put in only a very limited effort. I decided that the weather Saturday
afternoon was just too nice to sit inside yelling in the mic while I could
implement the changes on my VHF/UHF antenna system I had planned. So I only
worked a few hours on Saturday morning and thought I'd hang it up for this
contest. But Sunday afternoon I decided to do a little sprint to see what I
could work, hoping that everyone had worked everyone so that I didn't had to
deal with big pile ups. That surely paid off. My score is certainly not
stellar, but I'm satisfied with it, considering the effort I put in it.

I had one interesting Q with station....let's call him Double-Dog. For some
reason I still needed zone 3. Double-Dog in zone 3 had a loud signal, so I
figured he could hear me. Well he did, and he got only 1 letter wrong on the
first round. So I tried to correct it and he asked if I was a US station. I
said, yes I am, but I need your zone. "I'll pass on you then, he answered". He
then proceeded to work a different station outside the US who was already in
his log, and he had several "productive" exchanges with that station trying to
convince him that he really was in the log. The fact that Double-Dog was not in
the other station's log was not apparent to Double-Dog, and he could have just
worked him again instead of exchanging date and time info and what not, as
dupes are not penalized. Anyway, I changed antennas to have more gain in his
direction and called him again. He comes right back at me, hearing me just fine
apparently. So I repeat my call with my zone and that I just need his zone.
Sounding annoyed, he tells me that he can't hear me because I'm too weak and
that I will need to get zone 3 from someone else! So I can have a QSO with him,
he knows what I need, but I'm too weak for a zone exchange. Sure, bud! Indeed, I
think Double-Dog is full of bark and probably needs to be taken out for a walk,
and maybe a puppy class in sportsmanship (and on working dupes perhaps, too).

I'm glad that the Double-Dogs are in the minority in these contests. I really
appreciate the time folks took to dig my signal out of the mud.
Hopefully next time we'll have a few sunspots to play with.

73,
--Alex KR1ST
http://www.kr1st.com
 
W4KAZ   SOAB LP   19,5922007-10-29 17:02:41
I didn't really expect to operate the contest, but I'm glad I did. I discovered
that I'll need a better 20 meter antenna before Sweeps, as I seem to have an
intermittent connection somewhere on the 20m dipole.

I was also happy to hear 15 meters open on both days. Its been a while since I
operated a contest with my favorite band open enough for my piddly rectangular
loop.

I was also able to spend some time checking out the new locations on the 80m
and 40m dipoles. I expect they will do a good job during sweeps, as they seem
to hear much better than before. I'll find out soon enough, as I hear rumor
there is a popular contest coming soon. ;)

Christmas Wish List:
Sunspots
Real Antennas
Fancy New Radio
The CW Skills of My Mentors
BUFF Amplifier
Sunspots
Did I Mention Sunspots?

note: The list is not necessarily in order of need or desire.

73
W4KAZ
 
W1ZT   SOAB(A) HP   617,3442007-10-29 17:06:35
Amazing conditions Sunday on 15m and 10m for such a poor solar flux index.
Limited operating time but still a great contest with all the international
activity. Looking forward to even more stations working higher in the band on
40m.

Icom 756 PRO2 + Acom 2000A
3 el SteppIR + 40m dipole element
80m inverted V
160 inverted L
 
N1PGA   SOAB LP   724,4162007-10-29 17:08:54
I only decided to particpate in the contest on Friday morning, so it was almost
a complete cold-start of the entire station, end to end.

The radio had been unplugged and boxed up since last winter. I needed to get
almost all of the antennas out of storage in the garage and installed up into
the trees (there are no towers at N1PGA). New feed lines were rolled out for
most antennas. Fortunately the WX was terrific and I had left most of the
support lines and pulleys up in all of the trees from last spring.

All the antennas except one are home brew, so I was very familar with the
assembly and install process and so it all came together pretty quickly.

Rig: FT-1000MkV Field

Homebrew Antennas: (each suspended in or in between trees)
10m 2-el Quad NE @ 30'
15m 2-el Quad NE @ 35'
20m 2-el Quad NE @ 45'
40m Dipole @ 55'
80m 1/4w vertical over 4 raised radials
160m InvVee @ 65'

F12 C3 @ 45' fixed South (also suspended from a tree)
550' Beverage NE (sure wish more people in EU had one)

I'm glad to hear that I was not the only one who had a tough time on the low
bands Saturday night...
 
AI2N   SOAB LP   13,4192007-10-29 17:11:25
Wow; even with 15 opening up pretty good, 20 was STILL a mess. C'mon, sunspots!
Thanks to everyone who dug me out.
 
I4JUQ   SOAB HP   100,3442007-10-29 17:40:07
This is my first contest experience, after 35 years of radio, due to finally
install a TRUE antenna (klm 4el).

Pleasant experience, many stations from all the world, a general good
education, many dx-call very intresting also for dxcc activity

and now, the CW!

meet you on hf

Giovanni I4JUQ
 
K4LY   SOAB HP   65,8932007-10-29 17:41:29
Taking 3 1/2 hours out to watch my Colorado Rockies Saturday night almost ruined
the contest for me! However, the CQWW is just too much fun for
disappointments. After last year's field day style wire antennas and a
10/15/20 trap dipole which astonishingly placed 6th SOLP USA (with my old call
W0AH), I had hoped to get the TH7 up by this fall. It didn't happen, but the
53' Hygain Hytower was up, and I decided to play low band (and QRO, which I
seldom do). Earlier this month, I found that a 160M 1/4 wl 35 degree slopping
wire from the base of the Hytower to the 70' level (and beyond 30' to my 55'
VHF tower) worked OK on 160 and didn't screw up the other bands. Problem was-
so far, only 25 50' radials on 75 and only 4 100' radials on 160M partly
because the road is 40'south of the Hytower and my house is 50' north of the
Hytower. However, it worked pretty well, and I met my motivation goal of
squeaking into the top 6, SO SB HP both 160 and 75, based on LAST year's
scores. For receive, the pair of flag antennas worked pretty well- much better
than the transmit antennas, but I sure miss those beverages I had in CO! I like
to compare the SC 8/10ths of an acre lot and antennas with the Colorado 5 acres
and my W0AH antenna farm. In 1999, I did a similar 20 hour SOHP 75M SSB CQWW
effort. Using a better antenna, a delta loop, my 75M score there was 75 19
41, good enough for 5th USA. Of course, there was less low band interest then
(and probably poorer conditions)at the top of the cycle. Also, Europe is very
difficult to work from Colorado as JA is difficult to work from here on SSB (I
worked one JA). This weekend, I probably should have attempted some runs, but
all those years of LP and QRP make me a pretty good S+P'er, so that's what I
did.
Thanks for the contacts and the fun. CU in the SS, WW CW and 160M test, but
next year I hope to be watching the victorious Rockies and therefore probably
will again do a limited WW phone effort as, alas, will be my WW CW next month
when the mother-in-law is visiting.
Doug K4LY Inman SC EM85wb
 
KR2Q   SOAB QRP   399,5042007-10-29 17:50:29
Very casual effort (I'm not big phone fan). Only QRV 6 hours of the first 24
including just 1.5 hours from the start until hitting the sheets.

My goal was to work DXCC qrp at the bottom of the sunspot cycle. I worked
97...close enough, considering how few hours I put in. I spent lots of time
casually tuning around, skipping needed QSO's, looking for mults. It was
certainly different for me. I echo K5ZD's observation that sleep works
wonders.

Some guys list their BEST DX, so I'll list my WORST DX:
K2TTT (that's zone 5) around 5 miles from me for a double mult on 10m @2006z on
day 2. Apparently, he needed USA too!

To paraphrase Mickey Mantle: If I knew the bands were going to be so good, I
would have put in more hours. Seeing the 3830 scores and comments makes me
sick about my approach. Oh well.

But had a great weekend relaxing around the yard enjoying the sun, tracing
coax, etc. Discovered that somehow my RG17 run to the back tower got used to
feed my 80m inverted V. Pretty funny.

A couple "issues" for me. Somehow, CT ended up using an ARRL cty file (don't
ask me how), so my running score was low (but I didn't know that until the
contest was over). At 2300z (7pm local), my wife called me down for dinner
(the "usual" contest end time). Since I was casual, I didn't care...so I
missed 430 minutes near the end. After installing the correct CTY file and
seeing my final score, I sure wish I had made one more QSO. LOL.

RIG: FT817. Waiting for my K3.

CU in SS and CQWW CW,
de Doug KR2Q

PS...heard some EU on 10m (mostly G-land and ON9) but no EU Q's with qrp (I
tried).
 
N2MM   SOAB HP   1,379,6312007-10-29 17:51:58
Part time effort...step-daughter decided to get married Saturday night!! Lost 6
hours of prime time operating. Very difficult to get anything going on 20m and
15 meters on Saturday....wall to wall QRM and splatter. Sunday much better.

Sticky rotor on 15m yagi was the only visit from Murphy. Still have lots to do
before CQWW-CW.

Thanks for all the qsos.........Carol
 
W5BAK(@K5NZ)   M/S HP   696,4562007-10-29 17:53:20
Joey (W5BAK) and Mark (K5EXX) wanted to come play some so let them have it for a
Sat only operation. Chased packet spots mostly, I ran some Sat morning but not
very productive. Think they were fired up to do DXCC on 20m. Enjoyed having
Mark here for his first contest operation, think he is hooked! We ate well,
did some shooting, and worked a little DX.. a fun day!

later nz
 
K3DNE   SOAB(A) HP   319,6342007-10-29 17:59:50
Low and small antenna + low sunspot # = Low Score!
 
K1BX   SOAB LP   1,752,6302007-10-29 17:59:53
IC-775, IC-761, DXD

160- Loaded Tower, 3 radials, 500' beverage
80- Inv Vee @ 60'
40- 402-CD @ 50' (new 10/07)
20, 15, 10- X7 @ 60' & A3 South @ 30'

The antennas sit atop a steep ridge that drops 250' from North to East to
South. Elevation is 560'. To the NE there are no higher hills for at least 3
miles.

N1MM Logger

Fixed 402-CD coil 1 hr before test (fold over tower)
Finished clip-leading 160 tuner caps & putting down 3 radials on 160 5 mins
before test

Slept 30 mins first night in the chair. Took 2 off hours Sat night to watch
World Series game. Slept 5 hours Sun AM, made 1 contact (FS/K1XM on 80) then
slept 2 more hours as I was groggy from the Tylenol PM, duh.

Almost all S&P. Sunday's 10m open was just like a good 6m opening. As the E
clouds moved, each new country would come in for a few minutes - from I north
to GI.

Minimal use of 2nd radio as I have not finished the filters yet. I did get the
KK1L 2X6 relay controller working with the lockout feature.

Chose not to go assisted this year (at 2355Z) as I have improved the station
enough. Two years ago I had an FT-847 and an A3. Without packet I lost 19
countries on 20 meters (from 2006), but with the new 40m 2 el beam, I gained 13
on 40m. Also 15 m condx helped this year. Since I could not hold a FQ on 20 or
15, I spent more time on 10m.
I realized that since I have to spend 95% of my time tuning the bands, I can
find enough mults. Also, there are so many stations following the latest spots,
I was always fighting KW stations.

My wife came into the shack Friday evening just before the test. I showed her
the 2 rotor controllers and asked if she knew what that meant. I said "I
finally have 2 towers!" She doesn't get it. I told her each time one of kids
move out, I get another tower. I *should* be up to 4 towers before the sunspot
peak. And, the rule is once the tower is up, it stays up. It doesn't matter how
many kids move back in, otherwise, I will start counting grandkids.
 
N3XLS   SOAB LP   31,5272007-10-29 18:08:01
Had fun working DX
 
VY2LI   SOAB HP   1,092,6782007-10-29 18:11:27
Can't remember the last time I filled in numbers for all six bands.Mounted a
semi-serious effort but had to put in some play time with my visiting grandson
who has shown some interest in Grampie's radios.Hit the sack both nights for
some serious rest, so most of my operating was between 6am and midnite local.It
was tough sledding on 20m Sunday with high QRM level so apologies for many
repeats.ST,J28 and 9J2 were new countries for me on any band,thanks for
calling.Hope we got in your log.73,Bill
 
WAØMHJ   SOAB(A) HP   680,0642007-10-29 18:37:59
I have nothing to say that other black hole participants have not already made
clear.
I must love doing this for some reason. Some day it will be made clear to me
why...
 
CE4CT   SOAB HP   2,910,8422007-10-29 19:18:16
Nice Contest, thanks to all Contesters ¡ ¡ ¡

73
CE4CT
Roberto
 
K4RO   SOAB HP   904,8062007-10-29 19:37:50
I actually had a pretty good time despite a lack of running conditions:
226 contacts were made calling by CQ, with about 90% running on 15 meters.
678 contacts were made by S&P. There always seemed to be a better average
(hourly) rate available by S&P than by calling CQ. This is not as true
from here on CW. Twenty meters in particular did not support running
Europe from here at any time during the contest. A power outage during
the peak Saturday morning European run did not help a whole lot. I wound
up operating exactly 24 hours. I've got to save some energy for CW SS,
naturally.

I think J3A was the only six-bander worked. I never did find an opening
to Europe on 10 meters. I love finding guys like ZD7X all by themselves
before the packet mobs descend. Speaking of which, the pileup behavior
seemed to have improved a notch from previous years. I swear more people
are learning the importance of signing their call sign also. Keep up the
good work everybody!

Sorry to hear that the Caribbean got clobbered so hard with lightning;
it sounded tough there at night. Congrats to all the Single and Multi
champions who slugged it out. It looks like there was a lot of exciting
competition, and some close races. The activity level in the CQWW SSB is
simply amazing. I used to hate phone contesting, but I learned some of
the "Zen of phone contesting" after a few multi-op experiences at loud
stations. You just have to accept the QRM, and let your brain get the
call signs. After a while, it almost becomes natural to hear calls pop
out of ear-splitting splatter on both sides of the bandpass slot.

CU in the CQWW CW contest. (And Sweepstakes next weekend!)

73

-Kirk K4RO
 
VP2MDG   M/S HP   5,942,0002007-10-29 19:46:23
RUN Station: TS-570SG, Clipperton-L, CL-33 yagi, low dipoles for 40/80/160.
MULT Station: TS-570DG, 6-BTV.
The Clipperton-L melted down 3 hours into the contest. We fought through it
for 9 hours until Frankie (VP2MNI) saved us with an AL-572. W4GKA bore the
brunt of the low-power operating and did an amazing job.

The vertical worked surprisingly well, but you just can't break pileups with
100W to a vertical. We ran out 13 radials of 55 feet each underneath the
vertical when we installed it. Within 15 minutes, a herd of goats had tangled
them all. Luckily, the goats left them alone after we straightened the radials
out.

We had some exciting runs to the states on 15M, and Europe was very productive
on both 15M and 20M. When the Mult station heard other Carib stations working
the states on 10M Saturday, we moved the Run station to 10M and had an
excellent European run followed by a screaming run to the states. Happily, I
(K2DM) got to be the op for most of this excitement.

K3ZM worked much of the Saturday night shift, trying to catch up from the
low-power performance on Friday night. I took over before sunrise on Sunday,
and I hope I wasn't hallucinating when I worked a KH7 and an EA4 on 160M.
While 10M wasn't as productive on Sunday, 20M and 15M were still hot, including
a 265 hour to the states on 15M by K3ZM. If you didn't work Montserrat this
weekend, you didn't try!

As always, it is so cool to have runs spiced up by old friends and club mates
calling. Thanks to all!
 
K3AN   SOAB LP   116,7252007-10-29 19:57:55
FT-1000MP, 135' inverted L for 80/40, single element delta loop at 55' (oriented
E/W) for 20-10. My first entry in many years for the CQWW-SSB.
 
K1TO   SOAB HP   2,891,4492007-10-29 21:36:24
Surprisingly good condx for zero sunspots. Seemed at times like the Zone 14 QSO
Party. Had 1052 Z14 QSOs and over half of the 15 & 75 M QSOs were Z14.
Clearly, the new HF ops in many of those countries are having a positive
impact.

Had over 800 Qs on 15 the first day, then slept in until after 15Z Sunday and
found the band closing to EU 2 hrs earlier than on Saturday.

Still no SO2R on SSB here, so missed lots of easy mults.

Will be with a multi-op group as HI3A for CW.

73, Dan
 
W1AO   SOAB HP   275,8252007-10-29 22:41:10
I enjoyed a few hours of S&P in a weekend otherwise full of other committments.
Hopefully, the deck will be clear for CQWW CW.
 
ZS9X   M/2 HP   7,715,2962007-10-29 23:03:59
Our second effort from the ZS9X contest station. Claimed score is slightly down
from last year after several unscheduled visits from Murphy. A high static
level made 80 and 160 very tough on the ears.

See you in 2008!
 
S53MM   SOSB/15 HP   677,0002007-10-29 23:52:35
160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total %

EU 0 0 0 0 904 0 904 50.2
AS 0 0 0 0 191 0 191 10.6
OC 0 0 0 0 33 0 33 1.8
AF 0 0 0 0 38 0 38 2.1
SA 0 0 0 0 64 0 64 3.6
NA 0 0 0 0 570 0 570 31.7

513 W calls
125 G calls
50 JA calls
Missed zones: 1,3,19, 31
Ant: 5el @ 12m
 
RL3A(@RK3AWL)   M/S HP   6,511,5902007-10-30 01:19:58
Continent List
160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL
--- -- -- -- -- -- ---
USA calls = 0 41 29 156 5 0 231
VE calls = 0 4 3 21 5 0 33
N.A. calls = 0 18 14 21 9 0 62
S.A. calls = 2 16 35 31 24 0 108
Euro calls = 298 745 1097 1265 602 257 4264
Afrc calls = 6 13 14 28 33 12 106
Asia calls = 33 69 127 141 61 14 445
JA calls = 0 32 106 118 7 0 263
Ocen calls = 0 6 34 36 15 0 91

Total calls = 339 944 1459 1817 761 283 5603

HOUR 160SSB 80SSB 40SSB 20SSB 15SSB 10SSB TOTAL ACCUM
---- ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ----- -----
0 16 182 35 0 0 0 233 233
1 18 150 11 0 0 0 179 412
2 44 32 10 16 0 0 102 514
3 0 56 31 7 0 0 94 608
4 0 1 142 23 0 0 166 774
5 0 0 65 62 36 1 164 938
6 0 0 2 218 13 7 240 1178
7 0 0 1 270 0 14 285 1463
8 0 0 0 214 0 19 233 1696
9 0 0 0 9 41 190 240 1936
10 0 0 0 9 177 12 198 2134
11 0 0 4 102 13 20 139 2273
12 0 0 28 98 3 1 130 2403
13 0 0 78 40 1 0 119 2522
14 0 3 115 2 2 0 122 2644
15 0 0 95 0 0 1 96 2740
16 2 1 116 1 0 0 120 2860
17 0 2 109 0 0 0 111 2971
18 0 0 111 0 0 0 111 3082
19 0 0 87 0 0 0 87 3169
20 2 57 0 5 0 0 64 3233
21 2 18 0 25 2 0 47 3280
22 3 2 111 0 0 0 116 3396
23 43 1 55 2 0 0 101 3497

0 65 1 2 0 0 0 68 3565
1 0 68 0 0 0 0 68 3633
2 17 21 2 0 0 0 40 3673
3 3 20 0 0 0 0 23 3696
4 0 44 0 1 0 0 45 3741
5 0 0 55 3 3 0 61 3802
6 0 0 0 115 0 0 115 3917
7 0 0 0 27 71 1 99 4016
8 0 0 0 0 189 2 191 4207
9 0 0 0 1 165 1 167 4374
10 0 0 0 46 15 14 75 4449
11 0 0 0 101 1 0 102 4551
12 0 0 0 118 8 0 126 4677
13 0 3 0 90 18 0 111 4788
14 0 1 2 122 2 0 127 4915
15 0 0 13 90 1 0 104 5019
16 0 1 88 0 0 0 89 5108
17 0 1 74 0 0 0 75 5183
18 4 71 13 0 0 0 88 5271
19 87 0 0 0 0 0 87 5358
20 22 30 0 0 0 0 52 5410
21 0 56 1 0 0 0 57 5467
22 0 94 0 0 0 0 94 5561
23 11 28 3 0 0 0 42 5603

TOTAL 339 944 1459 1817 761 283

Great contest, but bad propagation.

QSL via W3HNK

Max/RV3BA http://www.rk3awl.ru
 
4L4WW   SOSB/80 HP   608,5802007-10-30 02:19:46
Great contest… and great feelings (especially after it is over!). This is
second time for me in the CQWW SOSB and first time on 80m.....again big
enjoinment.

The cyclone which came just few days before the contest and brought some heavy
rains and associated few thunderstorms was something I was afraid most but
luckily everything was over Friday evening and I enjoyed an excellent
condition throughout the contest, almost no noise or statics.
I can not say the same on propagation. The first day was far better than the
second . Just compare only ca 300 QSOs , 3 zones and handful countries in last
12 hours to the rest. I was really struggling to copy surprisingly weakened
signals from EU, though QRM from big European stations remained at almost the
same level. At the same time the beginning of this very second day, thanks to
gray line propagation (and 3 el. Yagi!) has produced few good LP contacts with
zone 3. Sorry for K7… I started QSO with and he was really coming strong when
suddenly my FT1000D went quiet and despite of all my efforts came back in only
2 minutes. Still wonder what has happened but had no problems for the rest of
the contest. When I was back had no immediate replies and decided that it was
not worth trying to struggle over 30.000 km to get more zone 3 (though zone 1
could be a great reward, but was not sure about) Sorry guys if I raised
expectations there, will try to work you maybe in 2 weeks time when I plan to
be in the village again. Both days had short but very good openings to VK and
ZL and as aresult surprisingly easy 29,30, 32 zones. I guess I was lucky with
zones 10 and 31 at the same time have missed easy 22 and 40.

3 el Yagi installed this summer worked very well and total 31 zones is
probably good confirmation of that. Due to absence of the static noise almost
all the receiving was done on Yagi. I head EU/USA beverage but my overall RX
commutation still requires some further work, which I now understand much
better after the contest.

Great contest and to say last (and by far not the least), record of Asia
from1999 was broken by more than doubling it.
All the best to everyone and hope to meet you again soon.
73
Gia 4L4WW
 
OZ1JTE   SOAB HP   384,3062007-10-30 03:15:57
Good condx on 28Mhz. And that is rare up here in nothen EU these days.
Missed a lot of the usual stations and zones in AS.(Something good at the
TV?).
My station is a backyard installation, so I am saticfied with my score.
Details on my setup can be found on www.oz1jte.dk

C U next year or mayby in the CW test.
Thomas/OZ1JTE
 
N1DG   SOAB(A) HP   1,816,6202007-10-30 03:25:43
Good to see even a short opening to EU on 10 Sunday AM. Had to QRT early
afternoon Sunday for a business trip, but was only going to go for 1 million
points anyway so very pleased. 15 only band able to find a hole to run. Real
surprise to find 15 so good given the solar numbers. 20 wall to wall QRM. 80
and 160 a real struggle.

Don
 
EI7M   M/S HP   9,197,0972007-10-30 04:19:34
After sveral years with no major problems, we had several this year which
certainly impacted on the final score. The main problem was a couple of hours
in the rotator for the 40m beam and the mult stations tri-bander failed,
thankfully it failed pointing at NA which at least was a usefull direction.
Conditions were down on last year with nowhere near as good a propagation. 10m
score down and didn't get the SP-E propagation to NA which others have reported.
80m very good on Saturday night with long NA runs and 40m in good shape as
well. JA's hard to find this year with no substantial runs. We were in
general pleased with the result this year considering the problems we had, Q's
are up on last year but mults down which was not surprising being not able to
turn the antennas, but the overall score was up.

Thanks to all that called us and hopefully we will be on for the CW leg
depending if we can get enough operators.

Neil EI3JE.
 
LY2IJ   SOSB/160 HP   138,2782007-10-30 05:21:27
Poor propagation to NA - almost missed USA as mult, but 3 VE in log.
Many unexpected mults - including 2 zone 19 stations.
Amazing number of German stations - 309 - personal best - big thanks..
94.5 % - EU.
5 Beverages / 6 directions.

Thanks and CU in WAAE RTTY!

Arunas
 
VA3DX   SOAB(A) HP   267,8522007-10-30 05:29:06
Very casual contest , points for CCO
 
K3ZJ   SOSB/80 HP   52,8302007-10-30 05:29:15
Not bad for a sloping dipole made out of hook-up wire costing $1. and erected
just b4 start. Regards to all.
 
W1XX   SOSB/40 HP   25,9202007-10-30 06:10:08
Rotor problems limited time and effort.
 
N3MX   SOAB(A) HP   546,4802007-10-30 06:46:06
Wow nice to see 10m come to life! Not much time to play in this year's contest.
What a shame too, as the conditions seemed to be pretty good. Some really nice
scores being posted. I hope CQWW CW is just as good. That should be a full
effort instead of the measly 13 hours I got in this past weekend.

73 to all de N3MX Steve...
 
GMØF(GM4AFF)   SOAB(A) HP   510,1202007-10-30 07:05:58
Sadly, this year's CQ WW SSB was a complete non-event. I had a few issues which
really put a damper on my enthusiasm (which doesn't take much to dampen these
days) and my score.

I entered the Assisted section. I don't know why, when you're given your mults
on a plate, the rate just falls through the floor. I think it's essential to
ignore the cluster until at least midnight on Saturday night! Strangely, as
others have said, it's not Single Op Assisted, it's Single Op Distracted. This
was borne out by my rapidly failing score on Saturday morning. Using the
wonderful WinTest objective facility I could see that I was falling behind
after 0400 without any let-up on my enthusiasm up till then (compared to
2005).

My 15m signal was awful. Apologies for that. I was given a couple of 'bad
audio' reports when I started running on 15m, although I was unaware of the
cause. I listened on my second radio, and sure enough, it was awful. I
disconnected everything that might have allowed RF in, but to no avail.
I tried running using the second radio (FT1000MP + Collins 30S1) and it was as
bad. Very strange when you get RF feedback in the same manner on two separate
radios! It looks like it's the antenna. I had to repair the feeder last week,
so perhaps there's more to the problem than meets the eye. So 15m was out of
the frame.

I couldn't copy stuff on 20m. This was a real pain. Conditions were good and
the band was busy. I now realise that I am not better than the radio. I've
always refused to buy additional SSB filters for my radios.
I now realise that I'm not better than the radio, and that filters are an
essential part of a decent transceiver. I nearly bought two new ones last
night!

160m set the phone off. Every time I transmitted on 160m I set the house
telephone off. It's done this in the recent past but I never really dwelt on
it. This was serious and I couldn't go on. As to why, I have no idea. Was it
doing it to the next door neighbour's phone too? Up until July this year it was
not a problem, and nothing on 160m (or the phone
system) has changed. In fact I actually removed the phone line from the shack
earlier this year. It must be RF getting in to the actual phone line, which
passes by the antenna field at about 20 feet high. Very simply, it must be
over-powering the phone. So, no 160m either.
10m was open and was jumping, but for me, only with lots of Europeans. I called
CQ and worked strings of DL's and OE's. I felt this wasn't as productive as it
might have appeared at first.

I have some horrible bug which I caught in Ghana a few weeks ago which I can't
shake off. Have now been put on a course of some extremely potent anti-biotic.
I'm run down. (Just adding this to the list of excuses!)

But it was the 20m and filtering problem which finally did it for me. I find it
incredibly difficult to walk away from a contest. It takes me to a place I don't
want to go (mentally). I am tired for a start, which I am not good at handling
these days, as mild paranoia seems to creep in (I think - I'm not an expert).
Then I just get so depressed once I have had a sleep because I feel that I
could rescue the situation, but then another side says - no way, you're .5 mil
points behind already.

So, last night I booked my flight to operate at CT9L in November!
 
DL2ARD   SOSB(A)/20 HP   1,252,0802007-10-30 07:18:17
RIG: FT 1000MP MKV , ACOM 2000 , KT34XA + JP2000
 
W9RE   SOAB HP   3,240,8402007-10-30 07:57:10
Score down 300K from last year, was never able to run on 80 or 40 like last
year. The increased activity around the world really helped to keep things
interesting and keep me in the chair in spite of not so hot conditions.

Had unusual noise problems here on 160 and 15-only 1 European on 160 and no
JA's on 15.

Thanks to the several stations that moved for me and thanks to all the
expeditioners that keep this the best ssb contest.

Only 2 hours barely over 100!! But I had 474 2nd radio Q's and of those about
only 50 look like I was running on 2nd radio for some reason.

Only Murphy visit was 10M disappearing from my run radio on Sunday, never
figured out the cause but it was in the antenna switching department not the
radio.


HOUR 160SSB 80SSB 40SSB 20SSB 15SSB 10SSB TOTAL ACCUM
---- ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ----- -----
0 0 0 22 35 14 0 71 71
1 5 14 0 24 0 0 43 114
2 0 10 38 6 0 0 54 168
3 7 10 13 5 0 0 35 203
4 8 25 2 0 0 0 35 238
5 10 3 11 2 0 0 26 264
6 1 18 9 0 0 0 28 292
7 1 16 26 0 0 0 43 335
8 0 10 26 0 0 0 36 371
9 3 7 9 0 0 0 19 390
10 4 6 4 0 0 0 14 404
11 0 1 2 19 2 0 24 428
12 0 0 0 41 28 0 69 497
13 0 0 0 20 58 0 78 575
14 0 0 0 16 74 0 90 665
15 0 0 0 9 71 7 87 752
16 0 0 0 13 85 3 101 853
17 0 0 0 65 18 2 85 938
18 0 0 0 46 20 3 69 1007
19 0 0 0 52 0 33 85 1092
20 0 0 0 71 0 18 89 1181
21 0 0 1 73 7 6 87 1268
22 0 0 0 40 19 0 59 1327
23 1 1 4 26 0 0 32 1359

0 1 0 16 8 0 0 25 1384
1 2 8 16 0 0 0 26 1410
2 1 4 3 0 0 0 8 1418
3 2 4 0 0 0 0 6 1424
4 1 7 7 0 0 0 15 1439
5 1 10 4 0 0 0 15 1454
6 3 18 4 1 0 0 26 1480
7 0 9 27 0 0 0 36 1516
8 0 1 7 0 0 0 8 1524
9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1524
10 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 1528
11 0 0 1 16 0 0 17 1545
12 0 0 0 40 12 0 52 1597
13 0 0 0 29 16 0 45 1642
14 0 0 0 12 40 0 52 1694
15 0 0 0 4 105 0 109 1803
16 0 0 0 17 76 0 93 1896
17 0 0 0 16 28 0 44 1940
18 0 0 0 2 29 11 42 1982
19 0 0 0 20 19 0 39 2021
20 0 0 0 46 3 10 59 2080
21 0 0 0 26 19 1 46 2126
22 0 0 2 11 9 0 22 2148
23 0 0 8 13 3 0 24 2172

TOTAL 51 182 266 824 755 94


160 80 40 20 15 10 30 17 12 ALL
--- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ---
USA calls = 2 5 25 50 28 2 0 0 0 112
VE calls = 17 36 33 74 31 2 0 0 0 193
N.A. calls = 19 26 33 53 49 26 0 0 0 206
S.A. calls = 7 14 24 65 63 59 0 0 0 232
Euro calls = 1 82 115 526 526 0 0 0 0 1250
Afrc calls = 4 10 14 17 24 5 0 0 0 74
Asia calls = 0 0 2 11 6 0 0 0 0 19
JA calls = 0 3 2 25 0 0 0 0 0 30
Ocen calls = 1 6 18 3 28 0 0 0 0 56

Unknowns = 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Total calls = 51 182 266 824 755 94 0 0 0 2172
 
YO4RDN(@YO4KBJ)   SOSB/15 HP   322,9202007-10-30 08:04:04
ICOM 746 PA 2XGU74
3EL 3BAND ASAY HAND SET...
4EL LOG PERIODIC TO EAST...
 
N2RM   M/2 HP   4,496,8142007-10-30 08:16:31
Appreciate the help of K3ZV both operating and helping the internal setup of
computers, etc. A real good team mate for me. 15 meters was suprizingly good,
and 20 meters had lots of QRM, but was real good sevaral hours before sunset on
Sunday night. One of these days we'll hopefully get the station back to full
strength.

73, N2RM
 
N4TZ/9   SOAB LP   1,120,9602007-10-30 08:20:52
99.9% S&P - exactly one response to my many CQs - couldn't even
get stateside stations to respond to the CQs.

All hardware worked ok this time. Very limited use of right hand
made two-radio S&P very difficult since I could only tune one
radio at a time.

The 10/15 meter antenna at 99 feet was noticably superior to the
one at 45 feet in non-Europe directions. I note that the higher
scoring stations have big boosts from hills/mountains/ridges that
are unavailable to us flatlanders. No Europeans or Oceania
heard on 10m; worked 5 Africans.
 
K5TR(N6MJ)   SOAB HP   3,014,7602007-10-30 08:47:58
Thanks to K5TR for the use of his station. He has a fantastic location and a
great setup. We had a few visits from murphy during the contest, but in the
end everything worked out well.

This was my first time operating any CQWW as a single op, so it was a learning
experience. I think I did ok, but need to work on doing a better job on
multipliers. I felt like I spent a lot of time doing S&P on 20, but still only
came up with 26 zones and 90 countries. Thats not nearly enough. 15M was
always the better run band, but in retrospect I should have spent some more
time CQing on 20 to pick up a few more mults.

I decided to try doing 48 hours if I could, but it didnt happen. I had to get
up at 4am friday morning to catch a flight to Austin TX, so I only had about 5
hours sleep. I wasnt able to take a nap before the contest started, so I was
tired from the beginning. The first night was easy because of all the
adrenaline I had going. The 2nd night I started to crash hard. I kept
slugging it out on the low bands because I was picking up some good mults.
Finally around 09z I had to lay down for an hour. An hour wasnt nearly enough.
The hallucinations really set in sunday morning. I couldnt concentrate
anymore. I was so tired that I wasnt able to do SO2R anymore. I kept falling
asleep at the radio. Towards the end of the contest I couldnt even remember
what my call was. If I were to do it again I will probably sleep atleast 3
hours sunday night.

George was a great host and I am glad I made the trip.

73, Dan N6MJ
 
VC6S(@VE6SV)   M/S HP   2,042,0062007-10-30 10:02:46
We can neither confirm or deny if
we had any propagation !!!

CU for the CW event.

73, Max & Gord
 
M4A(@G6UW)   M/S HP   2,706,5872007-10-30 10:22:35
Our annual entry in CQ WW is one of the highlights of the year at Cambridge
University Wireless Society, and this year we celebrate the 75th anniversary of
our G6UW callsign.
Once again we had a large team of operators with a wide range of contesting
experience, mostly current students at the University or recent graduates.
We struggled with conditions as they were but were pleased to better both our
2005 and 2006 claimed scores this year.
Thanks to everyone for a great weekend.
 
OK1AIJ   SOSB/15 QRP   10,5022007-10-30 10:34:07
Bad condx for QRP sigs on 21Mhz.
 
EA4KR   SOAB HP   4,700,0002007-10-30 11:16:41
I need some improvement on 160 meters.


73 de Julio EA4KR
 
CT1ENQ   SOAB LP   220,9802007-10-30 11:22:49
After 13 years since last my CQWW, here I am. No real preparation, came late
from work and cleaned the shack table for the laptop etc. My main goal, due to
my conditions was to make more than 100k points. Only had a long wire, turned
into dipole, antenna (30m longwire = 24/6 dipole) and an Icom 706MKIIG with
1.9kHz SSB Narrow filter. First hours only scored a few big-guns and then went
to sleep (busy working week). Tried to wake up early (6/7 hours sleep) and
start fresh to achieve my goal. Higher bands opened a few hours after and went
from 40m to 10m, 20 meters were too crowded for a litle gun like me. Although
my conditions were bad i still could manage nice mults, failed to get
IM0/IK0FMB on 10m. The 15m were great, 20 and 40m was the place where chaos
ruled. Must thank to the good ears from some stations that pulled me out of
noise where others tried once and prefered to call cq test over and over....
Failed to get the Sunday US 10m opening, it was lunch time but my main goal was
already achieved by that time.
Since i've been away from contesting this was like a training exercise.
Big thanks to Paulo, CT1ETE for the PS50 so that saturday afternoon I could
output 100W.

Highlights:
.Could hear YB0ZZ but was on the same frequency of some US station.
.Worked a couple of new DXCCs.
.Hearing the "Thanks for Multiplier" from some stations, specially sunday
night, from VE2Z, also a new mult for me on 40m(zone 2). He tried hard to get
my call :) Thanks!

Not so good:
.Some bands too crowded! (20 and 40m)
.high static noise on lower bands (80 and 160)
.Stations using the same frequencies.
.Extra High Power and over-modulation. Some stations took too much bandwith.
Had to use the attenuator a few times.

Conclusion: 557 QSOs and over 200k points was not bad for a small long wire and
a radio without many filtering capabilities. Thanks all. C U on the bands.

PS: Super Duper did not count 4U1WRC !?!? It gave me 0 points and no
Multiplier. I think that at least 1 point it should give.

73
 
9A1P   M/S HP   11,523,5762007-10-30 11:36:28
Wow what an weekend. As usual we ended antenna building friday afternoon and
setup the station just in time for the start. Hot start with nice 40m runs,
condx were quite good and much better than expected. Even 10m opened with great
short skip condx and some DX qsos which brought us 106dxcc on that band.
Everything worked fine and we had great time all together. Sunday afternoon in
the middle of the US run a big t-storm visited us and we had to shut down for
an hour and spent another hour in big qrn with no possibility to RX expect on
beverages. At the end as usual I have to say: WE LOVE THIS GAME!!!

Used FT1000mp's and OM-Power amp's

160m vertical with 30 radials
80m vertical with 60 radials
40m 4el OWA @20m
20m 5el OWA @23m
15m 6el OWA @18m
10m 6el OWA @24m

RX >200m beverages

73 and cu in the CW leg
Dave, 9A1UN
 
VU2PTT   SOAB LP   271,9752007-10-30 11:42:20
Rig: Icom 746 PRO - 100 Watts
Ant: F12 C3/S up 30' above my roof, Wire vertical with 1 radial on 40m
Software: N1MM Logger 7.10.7 with DVK feature

Just installed my Force-12 C3/S 30 feet above my roof on the day before the
contest :) It works but seems to be a problem with the balun - must try and get
a F12 B-1 balun somehow before the CW part. Ran 100W from an IC-746 PRO and if
only the Sun could help a bit. A 40m wire vertical was thrown up on the day of
the contest for good measure and DVK from N1MM Logger works quite well - won't
hesitate to do phone contests anymore :)

Nice late opening on 10m the 2nd day and FY5KE calling in on my CQ there took
the cake!! The only NA heard on 20m was K3LR who managed to miss getting my
full call - he got PTT though! On 15m, the only NA station heard was VO1HE.
Nice ones worked include C50C, 1A3A, V73RY, and as always HC8N among others.
Thanks for your sharp ears guys!

Special thanks go to Brad K7ZSD who helped find, dismantle and ship the C3/S
for me from Portland to LA when I was there.

See you in the CW part!!!
 
KH6YR(K1YR)   SOAB HP   3,111,3722007-10-30 11:50:52
Thanks to my great host, Max KH6ZM, and to everybody who called me among the
many KH6 stations that were on the air. Fifteen was tremendous and the 5 minute
opening on ten to the northeast was very interesting. I worked LR, LPL and XX in
about 2 minutes, then nothing. Probably spent too much time on 10, and as usual,
too much sleep.

Congrats to Jeff N6GQ @ KH6LC, a wonderful score from KH6. Hope to see you
all again in cw.

Lou K1YR
 
K4WX   SOAB LP   156,5462007-10-30 11:55:47
Rig: Ten Tec Omni VI - 90 watts
Ant: G5RV up 75 ft in the trees

Had lots of fun chasing DX between birthday parties, church, and some family
obligations. Nice to see 15 and 10 meters open and active for a change.
 
HG6N   M/S HP   10,001,1372007-10-30 11:57:23
This contest proved that SSB can be fun, too. Although we do not like SSB
contests and we rarely have enough motivation to one seriously this time we
fully enjoyed the game and were glad to enter.

Rigs: 2x TS-950 SDX’s and HM amps
Antennas:
160m: dipole on the trees @18m
80m: dipoles @18m
40m: 2 el HB9CV @ 22m
20m: 5 ele Yagi at 13m
15m: 6 ele Yagi at 17m
10m: 5 ele Yagi at 27m, 4 ele Yagi @6m

Beverages were used for low band Rxing NA (350m) and JA (175m) and served for
every 1000 QSOs (Ararat 10 yrs old)

Arriving to the station on Thursday night and finding several antennas
disfunctional due to storm damage and theft (!) gave us a very dark outlook for
the weekend but alcohol dissolves pessimism and goulash relaxes minds so after a
general reset on team members + HA6PN birthday celebration (singing included) we
started to rebuild antennas, fix beverages etc on Friday morning.

By 20 GMT everything seemed to be ready and working so we could even had a nap
before the contest started.

The aurora killed the fun of our Nordic friends but gave us some nice EU runs
on very short skip. Seeing the last10 often above 500 and once even on 600
(link) gave a mental boost. The EU rate was so high that it was not worth to
bother with the weak JA’s at that time.

Saturday produced nice NA runs on 15 and 20 but 15m condx stopped at East W0
and did not yield any zone 3.

40m was in a bad shape throughout the night but 80 and 160 were OK. Sunday
morning did not greet us with repeating the Saturday Es so we stayed on 40m and
enjoying 200+ hours from EU. At this moment the contest really felt like an
EUHFC where some DX were also allowed.

Working JA’s well beyond their SS on the high bands forecasted loooong NA
openings and some more pileups. 15m opened up with great rates again with even
some Zone 3’s dropping in.

10m NA opening never materialized for us, it seems that the multi-hop Es
favoured south G – F – Central Italy – 9A – 5B axis.

The 15 and 20 remained open quite late with strong but rare NA calls and
frequent and weak EY calls. The last hour produced a nice simplex USA run in
the newly opened 40m band segment.

Frequency fights were not very bad this year but splatter was all around. The
freq fights to remember was S52ZW, IF9A and AA1K. As the long-haul DXs seemed
to trace closer DXs (like W0s and W7s calling in after or during a steady East
Coast stream) and breaking the pileup by these made it very difficult to
recover it back.

We are quite happy with the score and it seems that all major Central EU M/S
finished around 10M so let the UBN set the final order :) Congrats to 9A1P for
their success again!

Funny and not-so funny moments (flames should be directed to ha1ag only):

vp5t: cq contest vp5t
hg6n: hotel germany six november
vp5t: who is the germany six?
hg6n: hotel germany six november
vp5t: I said, who is the germany six?
hg6n: hotel germany six november
vp5t: I want the germany six and not hotel germany six november!

The best ear award goes to ZM2M – they produced a good signal around 1230 GMT
on 40m. To my biggest surprise they even answered me after calling them 2-3
times.

The shittiest signal award this year goes to EU1AZ for his AM-SSB/WB-FM
combination. Effectively jamming and wiping out 10 kHz of 20m in prime EU-AS
time is an achievement which could have offered him a career 40 years ago.

The definition of LOUD is UA9CLB on 80m. Usually HA6NL can produce that kind of
80m signal from being abt 5 km away.

HG6N running on 15m when the overstressed AGC shuts down receiver… the reason
is 2 kHz (!) below:
famous W1 contester: CQ contest call call listening 21143 21143
HG6N: Can you move away? You are just destroying my pileup.
famous W1 contester: no, I have been running here for an hour
:)
I was wondering how productive that hour was with all the calls he got on
21143…

73!

zoli ha1ag
 
KH6GMP   SOAB HP   349,7132007-10-30 12:12:47
Best run and rate I ever had on 21.250 for a couple hours just before the end.
Couldnt tune amp on 80 so all qsos on 80 were barefoot with wire antenna, never
heard any contesters on 40m at all and my C3S yago has gone bad on 10, SWR was
out of sight so no qsos on ten. Sunday morning I had just short of 600 and
was hoping I could get to 600 by the end and ended up over 1000. Thanks for all
the Qs.
ALOHA de Gary KH6GMP
 
OK1KT   SOAB(A) HP   1,127,8402007-10-30 13:13:41
Rig : FT1000MP-MV + AL 80B with about 600 W (except 160 and 80m)
Cushcraft A3S, Vertical for 40m, Inv.V for 80m and LW for 160m.

Pretty good openning on 10m Sat morning (rates climbed up to 240). The result
is a bit better than last year, but only 29 hrs of contesting, suffered by
flu....not so bad. I will look forward the CW part.
Thanks to all who answered my call.
 
F5LCU   SOAB LP   132,1922007-10-30 13:41:22
Nice contest on 15M. nothing on 10M, the zoo on 40m in Europe (usefull RF gain
knob set to minimum HI).
 
EE2W   M/2 HP   6,828,9132007-10-30 14:00:53
Antennas:
- Explorer 14 Tribander.
- TH3 Tribander.
- Dipole 40m. (EA5BRE).
- Fullsize Vertical 80m.
- Shorted Vertical 160m.

Thank you for all the QSOs. See you on the CW part.

73!
 
IZ1LBG   SOAB HP   2,001,9662007-10-30 14:01:21
Very good contest...Thanks to all...
Incredible opening on 10 and 15...40, as usual, impossible to make running...
73 and see you in the next contest
IZ1LBG Filippo
 
YTØZ(YU1ZZ)   SOSB/15 HP   879,8412007-10-30 14:01:23
SSB
North America SSB 0 0 0 0 631 0 631 25.2
South America SSB 0 0 0 0 53 0 53 2.1
Europe SSB 0 0 0 0 1302 0 1302 52.0
Asia SSB 0 0 0 0 439 0 439 17.5
Africa SSB 0 0 0 0 40 0 40 1.6
Oceania SSB 0 0 0 0 37 0 37 1.5


73`s
Milan YU1ZZ - YT0Z
 
DR1A   M/M HP   17,137,7322007-10-30 14:04:04
Thanks for all QSOs, and also thanks for the competition to the other M/M teams.
We are a little bit proud to act as some kind of reference: we know that
numerous stations are monitoring our Realtime Online Score on our website
http://www.dr1a.com all 48 hours (!) to get an idea of how we are doing... :-)
That's fine. Only from time to time we would wish to see how our competition is
doing, too. Like in a horse race where every jockey can see his peers. Maybe we
can encourage our serious competitors to let us know how they are doing - by
telling us on the band, signing our guestbook or sending an E-Mail with the
actual band-by-band breakdown every few hours... ;-) We'll hope and see.

See you soon in the CW contest !

73 from the DR1A Team
Ben DL6FBL
(I will be SOAB HP from SV9CVY in CW...)
 
DFØHQ   M/M HP   15,783,6662007-10-30 14:46:26
Congrats to the DR1A team!
CUL in CQWW CW
73
Lothar, DL3TD/DF0HQ
 
PA6Z   M/M HP   7,737,9972007-10-30 15:09:20
Again our team enjoyed an FB contest with all bands in good shape, especially
160 was great for us. The 20m station suffered from technical problems: rotor
failure and amplifier brake down 2 times. On 40m we still have some work to
do...

73 & CU in CQWW CW!

Team PA6Z
 
W5CPT   SOAB(A) HP   227,9202007-10-30 15:34:06
My first contest with a directional antenna and an amp. I can see how the
addition of these can make contesting much more interesting and complicated. A
meager effort for sure, but I will use it as a benchmark to measure my
performance and the performance of my equipment. I owe many people on the web
for their sage wisdom and advice.
 
KB1H   M/M HP   5,910,3062007-10-30 15:35:05
The list of operators looks long enough but the truth is that most were parttime
operators.

The only fulltime calls were W1TJL, K1EBY, N2TTA and NB1U with the last two
leaving about three hours before the end of the contest. W1TJL, N2TTA, and NB1U
were the daytime operators and all others took turns during the overnights.

We are in the middle of putting up a new 40 Meter tower and antennas so we were
limited to the 4-Square and a South sloper. This really hurt us when the Pacific
multipliers showed up on Sunday morning. The 4-Square works great but does have
nulls in between the major lobes some of which are important directions.

We did quite a bit better than last year but still lack the runners needed to
really get the score up. Generally we do not like SSB and struggle to keep the
radios manned. Most of the crew rather watch baseball, football, or even NASCAR
than sit in front of a radio during a SSB contest. Oh yea, some of them like to
eat also! W1UJ rushd up to the station for his overnight Saturday when he
looked at the webcam and saw a feast going on that he was missing. Another low
rate hour!

Once again we found that the middle 20 meter antenna (204BA @ 65 feet) was
better to hear the weaker Europeans than any other single antenna of
combination of the stack at midday Sunday.

Needless to say we are looking forward to the CW weekend but will probably drop
to a M/2 entry. The list of operators above drops to about only 3 or 4 with
N2TTA planning on a DXPedition to KV4. Yuri accounted for approximatley 1/3 our
SSB QSOs! W1TJL and NB1U did almost the remaining 2/3. Luckily K1EBY, NB1U, and
KM1X are CW operators and plan on a fulltime effort in CQWW CW.

The Realtime scoring is great but it does discourage some operators when they
see how much better other stations might be doing on certain bands. I (KB1H)
find it to be an incentive and positive tool but have seen it also dampen the
enthusiasm. Operators crying why we don't do better. I usually say the other
guy is a better operator and that quiets the uprising. Truthfully we have a
few problems but heck, the sunspots will be back someday.

We did get a visit from a few prospective operators and are hoping they will
join us in the future.

Thanks all for the QSOs and see everyone in four weeks.

73 - Dick, KB1H
 
OK5R(OK1RI)   SOSB/40 HP   841,5122007-10-30 15:41:05
ANT 2x5Y full size @52/26m + single el. delta loop.

Third time in a row I went for 40m SB. I am starting to feel that 40M/SB
operation was created for masochists only. "Normal man" can not enter such a
category. Worst were the afternoons. Stations were something like 200Hz apart.
I had a friendly conversation with MW5W who started to CQ 150Hz from me being
59+40dB and I politely asked him if he could move maybe 150Hz more that it
would be beneficial for both of us and (thanks !) he went away. This is just to
let some of you know how it looks down here in the heart of EU.
This year no visits from Murphy but have the smallest "claim". The propagation
towards NA specifically towards western parts of NA was almost nonexistent
oposed to propagation to some 2000km i.e. Middle East where most of the
broadcasters are and I believe you can imagine the HAVOC they make..... I have
not a single VE western of VE3. I believe there is a significant amount of W6/7
with decent equipment who never made it to EU this year on 40m. The propagation
started to improve Sunday afternoon - too late. During SA/SU night there were
not a short periods when I could not hear a single USA !! Even the "mega trio"
(LR,LPL,XX) was not audible !!!!!

For some comparison with two previous years a few "interesting" zones:
zone 3 4 5 14 15 16 17 25 32
2005 16 200 435 960 403 252 63 196 11

2006 56 220 482 1059 482 262 58 120 15
2007 8 161 396 1123 443 260 45 163 16

most interesting is that 10th most active zone was 24 !!!!! with 23 calls in
the log. Who would believe it a few years back. I am looking forward to a time
when zone 24 would compensate for the lack of stations in zone 25 and starts to
eliminate the disadvantage of being so far to the east of EU.

Congrats to 9A4W and AO8A - of course contesting with an average 2.9x is
"different story" than with 1.xx.
I wonder how much YT8A will have ?

Thanks for the QSO and hope to see you again.
73 !
Jiri OK1RI - OK5R
 
DL6UAA   SOSB/80 LP   3,6102007-10-30 15:43:01
YAESU FT847 + horizontal V dipole
 
K4XD   SOAB(A) HP   525,1332007-10-30 15:43:09
Icom 756ProII, THP amp usually running abt 800 watts, inv el on 160M, K1JEK
Cobra Ultralights on 40 and 80, homebrew hexbeam up 35 feet on 20-15-10.

I didn't think I would operate that many hours but once the score crossed 200K
I kept thinking "just break the next 50K barrier." The points mount up faster
and faster so it's hard to stop! Had several social obligations through the
weekend so missed Friday and Sunday evenings.

I tried running a few times but never could get any rate going so stuck to S&P.
15M was less crowded and more productive than 20M for me. 10M was better on
Saturday than Sunday. Several stations were loud on 160M but seemed to have
local QRN - lots of us calling but they weren't hearing anyone.

After starting to get hoarse, I played with the voice keyer on the Icom and
managed to get it going well enough by Sunday that I could do about 70% of the
Q's that way. Not sure it really mattered but if the op didn't get my complete
call the first time he answered the voice keyer, I switched back to yelling into
the mike. The part of my call that people seemed to miss the most was the first
letter, coming back with "Whiskey Four Xray Delta" or just "Four Xray Delta"
about 20% of the time. Probably just QRM. My family appreciated the voice
keyer approach! I think they like CW and RTTY tests better so they don't have
to listen to me hollering "Kilo Four Xray Delta" all weekend!

The Tokyo Hy Power amp held up well, although it would often fault out on 160M
even though my SWR meter was showing 1.1:1. Dragged the AL 80B out of the
closet and hooked it up for 160M and had no problems. At times you can't beat
the old technology... I think I'll find some space for it on the operating
desk so I can use it on 160M all the time.

Made some DXCC progress with 31 new entity-bands and 9 new entity-modes. Happy
to get C50C on 80M, managed to log them and C52C on all bands 160-10 except 12.

Thanks to all for the Q's and fun. Last year I only made about 39K points in
this one so nice to raise the bar, although I suppose that means next year I
have to clear my calendar even more for the weekend! Looking forward to SS and
CQ WW CW.
 
J42T(@SV2BFN)   M/S HP   1,913,1862007-10-30 15:46:08
NICE TO BE ALL TOGETHER TO A NEW SHACK AFTER 2 YEARS.
GREAT FUN !!
A PROBLEM WITH THE DRIVE ELEMENT FROM STEPPIR (thanks TASOS for the solution) ,
FORCE THREE OF US TO SPEND ALL NIGHT AT THE TOP OF THE ROOF UNDER THE RAIN TO
FIX IT.
WE WELCOME IN OUR TEAM VICKY SV2KBS(YL) , DIANA SV2HRV(XYL) and TASOS SV2YM.
HPE CU SOON.
BEST REGARDS
 
TM2Y(@F6BEE)   M/S HP   7,604,6742007-10-30 16:09:12
A few technical problems with amps, not enough QSOs, especially on 40m.
As noticed by several other EUs, 40m sounded strange both nights and woke up in
the last 2 hours. Good surprises with good 15 m and unexpected 10m.

Congrats to our competitors for nice scores.

C U in CW !

Jacques, F6BEE
 
XE1GRR   SOAB LP   101,8642007-10-30 16:10:35
Thanks all for the Contest.

Was great contact many friends again.

Rafael, XE1GRR

Club: DXXE

Team: DXXE - Vitamins 1
 
K3CR(LZ4AX)   SOAB HP   4,069,8842007-10-30 17:02:19
The first phone contest I actually did enjoy. I've been neglecting the station
for too long and it finally paid me back. After the European sunrise on
Saturday it became clear that it is not going to be a competitive entry, so I
just took the ride. For a first time in a phone contest didn't get a headache
and didn't even feel sleepy. Went to bed both nights mostly because no one
would hear me anymore and it was REALLY frustrating. At some point got really
irritated and even yelled at some guys who insisted on giving their calls only
once despite my 6th or 7th request for a refill. After that developed a new
rule - just move on after the second request. It really did work for me - saved
a lot of time. Well, maybe some contacts too.
Congratulations to K5ZD for the fantastic score ! I knew that M/S stations will
have hard time trying to get him but couldn't imagine that it would be tough for
M/2 too. Congratulations also to NN3W and K4ZW for proving that big scores do
not come from New England only.

Thanks to Jim, WA3FET for letting me operate the station again and to all of
you who called. CU in CW !

73, Alex LZ4AX
 
W4MYA   M/M HP   4,140,6722007-10-30 17:14:29
Limited operation
CU in CW
Take care
 
HL5YI   SOAB LP   12,6962007-10-30 17:22:39
AM only BAREFOOT,,, CU agn another band and mode , G,L DE hl5yi CHAE..
 
PY2BK(@PY2DM)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   897,1762007-10-30 17:45:47
After exchange of plans in last hour, because the friends who would go to
operate m/s had not been able to appear, finished for choosing the band of 15
meters because I believed that would be in better conditions of propagation
what he confirmed during the operation.
Thanks to all for the contacts and especially to the PY2DM for received in your
station.
In we will see in the next ones you contest them 73.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

One radio Yaesu FT857D
Amplifier Drake L4B
5 elements Yagi
N1MM Logger
 
K7ZSD   M/2 HP   1,557,7502007-10-30 17:55:52
Another fun time had by all. Really no equipment failures, antennas worked
good, the food was great, and the camaraderie was the best. Even the Oregon
football teams won. The HD TV was a big hit. As reported by many others, the
propagation sucked, especially on the low bands. One expects 10 and 15 to be
thin at this point, but no Europe on 40 or 80 meters. We heard OE1A, OH1TX, and
OH0B on 80, but the QRM there must have muted our signal.

We had a great crew here over the weekend, some coming and going, but I really
appreciate the tenacity of all here who stuck in there for a lot of slow rate.
We had only the first hour of the test with rate over a hundred, it was 130. Of
course, the yearly reduction of JA s continues. Only the VK s, and the BA s seem
to be on the increase. Very few Pacific Islands heard here, just not many
traveling that direction with the propagation so poor. Even stations here on
the west coast seem fewer, we lost two multis this past year, W7GG and NK7U
have taken down the towers. This affair may end up renaming as the Eastern
Seaboard – Europe contest.

Thanks to all who called in, the operators seem to get better every year. See
you in the next one……..Brad and the crew at Smoke Ranch
 
HK6P   SOSB/15 LP   296,4122007-10-30 17:57:36
ICOM 735
MOSLEY TA 33JR-N
 
W3LPL   M/M HP   14,360,5652007-10-30 18:01:51
BAND QSOs QSO PTS PTS/QSO ZONES COUNTRIES OPERATORS

160 318 494 1.55 17 63 K1HTV AI3M
80 875 1976 2.26 27 105 W3IDT K4ZA AC6WI
40 1158 2891 2.50 29 121 WR3Z KD4D
20 2410 6848 2.84 39 154 K3MIM K3MM K3RA
15 1742 4968 2.85 32 146 ND3A W3IDT K3MIM K4ZA
10 258 618 2.40 18 56 W3LPL W3IDT ND3A NK3R
---------------------------------------------------
Totals 6761 17795 2.63 162 645 => 14,360,565

Congratulations to the K3LR and KC1XX teams for their outstanding efforts.

This was an amazing contest for the bottom of the sunspot cycle. Especially
memorable was listing to some W1 stations running Europeans on 10 meters.
Only a few mostly weak Europeans made it into the W3LPL 10 meter log this
time.

Lets hope for more exciting conditions in the CQ WW CW. See you then!

Thanks to everyone for all of the Q's and mults.

73
from the W3LPL Team


Continent Breakdown

160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL percent

SSB
North America 230 344 294 252 153 95 1368 19.6
South America 12 35 49 109 121 151 477 6.8
Europe 71 488 761 1876 1417 15 4628 66.2
Asia 2 9 19 115 22 0 167 2.4
Africa 10 16 22 51 41 9 149 2.1
Oceania 2 10 51 107 34 3 207 3.0


BREAKDOWN QSO/mults

HOUR 160 80 40 20 15 10 HR TOT CUM TOT

0 12/12 49/29 94/53 59/51 34/31 15/7 263/183 263/183
1 17/3 53/16 73/24 40/8 18/3 5/3 206/57 469/240
2 12/5 58/23 78/18 27/2 5/0 1/0 181/48 650/288
3 15/7 71/18 37/10 40/1 . . 163/36 813/324
4 13/9 44/6 49/4 29/0 . . 135/19 948/343
5 24/13 60/11 42/3 16/0 . . 142/27 1090/370
6 16/4 46/6 66/7 15/2 . . 143/19 1233/389
7 9/6 30/3 86/8 27/3 . . 152/20 1385/409
8 6/1 14/6 55/5 5/2 ..... ..... 80/14 1465/423
9 9/1 18/1 37/3 . . . 64/5 1529/428
10 20/2 28/1 11/0 19/9 4/6 . 82/18 1611/446
11 7/0 18/3 . 125/33 39/21 . 189/57 1800/503
12 . 1/0 5/0 140/11 140/37 . 286/48 2086/551
13 . . . 119/8 131/19 2/0 252/27 2338/578
14 . . . 144/4 101/11 12/1 257/16 2595/594
15 . . . 174/7 120/1 24/19 318/27 2913/621
16 ..... ..... ..... 137/4 102/3 11/6 250/13 3163/634
17 . . . 117/5 63/5 22/8 202/18 3365/652
18 . . . 95/5 76/6 10/2 181/13 3546/665
19 . . . 83/4 33/2 35/9 151/15 3697/680
20 . . 5/0 111/3 26/2 36/3 178/8 3875/688
21 1/0 14/0 44/2 106/1 21/3 15/3 201/9 4076/697
22 15/0 21/1 23/1 30/4 19/3 . 108/9 4184/706
23 14/0 32/0 51/1 26/5 7/0 . 130/6 4314/712
0 29/3 45/0 32/0 4/1 ..... ..... 110/4 4424/716
1 7/2 41/2 13/0 . . . 61/4 4485/720
2 11/2 20/0 30/1 . . . 61/3 4546/723
3 8/6 39/1 18/0 2/0 . . 67/7 4613/730
4 12/2 23/0 15/2 . . . 50/4 4663/734
5 8/1 18/2 21/1 . . . 47/4 4710/738
6 11/1 20/0 49/3 . . . 80/4 4790/742
7 4/0 12/0 68/0 1/0 . . 85/0 4875/742
8 8/0 16/3 51/0 ..... ..... ..... 75/3 4950/745
9 11/0 11/0 6/0 1/0 . . 29/0 4979/745
10 9/0 15/0 3/0 6/0 . . 33/0 5012/745
11 5/0 13/0 2/0 70/3 22/0 . 112/3 5124/748
12 . 7/0 . 55/0 154/4 . 216/4 5340/752
13 . . . 45/0 147/2 5/5 197/7 5537/759
14 . . . 59/1 127/1 8/1 194/3 5731/762
15 . . . 56/0 114/4 . 170/4 5901/766
16 ..... ..... ..... 55/4 81/3 2/1 138/8 6039/774
17 . . . 51/1 34/4 3/0 88/5 6127/779
18 . . . 81/0 28/0 13/0 122/0 6249/779
19 . . . 62/4 34/2 18/2 114/8 6363/787
20 . . 4/1 50/2 29/0 13/2 96/5 6459/792
21 . 2/0 25/0 62/1 20/2 8/2 117/5 6576/797
22 2/0 29/0 35/0 40/2 10/3 . 116/5 6692/802
23 3/0 7/0 30/3 26/2 3/0 . 69/5 6761/807
DAY1 190/63 557/124 756/139 1684/172 939/153 188/61 ..... 4314/712
DAY2 128/17 318/8 402/11 726/21 803/25 70/13 . 2447/95
TOT 318/80 875/132 1158/150 2410/193 1742/178 258/74 . 6761/807


QSO Counts By Band-Country

PRFX 160 80 40 20 15 10

1A 1 1 1 1 1
3A 1
3B8 1
3D2 1
3DA 1 1 1 1
3V 1 1 1 1 1
4L 1 2
4O 1 1 1 1 1
4U1I 1 1 1
4X 1 4 8 6
5B 1 4 4 4 3
5H 1 3 1
5Z 1
6W 1 2 1 3 2
6Y 1 1 1 1 1 2
7X 1
8P 1 2 3 2 2 2
9A 2 14 16 22 17
9J 2 1
9K 1 1 2 1
9M6 1
9N 1
9Y 1 1 2 1
A3 1
A4 1 1 1
A6 1 1
A7 1 1 1
A9 1
BV 3
BY 8
C3 1 1 1
C5 1 1 1 1 1 3
C6 1 1 1 2 1 1
C9 1
CE 4 4 9 9 11
CE0Y 1
CM 2 3 4 2 4 2
CN 3 3 2 7 2
CP 1
CT 4 12 24 19
CT3 4 4 3 4 4 2
CU 2 1 3 3 2 2
CX 2 2 6 8 12
DL 6 92 146 361 302 1
DU 2
E5/s 1 3 2 1
E7 1 4 3 7 5
EA 2 28 52 137 114
EA6 1 1 5 5
EA8 1 2 6 10 12 2
EA9 1 1 1 1
EI 2 5 10 14 15
EK 2 1
EL 1 1 1 1
ER 2 1 4 2
ES 1 3 4 1
EU 1 4 1
F 7 37 38 113 116 3
FG 1 1 1
FJ 1 1 1 1 1 1
FM 1 1 2 4 1 2
FY 1 1 2 2 1 1
G 11 48 114 171 147 3
GD 1 2 4 4
GI 2 5 7 13 13
GJ 1 1
GM 2 7 11 33 23
GU 2 2
GW 4 7 5 17 11
HA 6 9 24 8
HB 5 19 27 23
HB0 1 1 2 3 2
HC 1 1 4 3 1
HC8 1 1 1 1 3 1
HH 1 1 1
HI 1 1 3 2 2 1
HK 1 2 2 5 7 6
HP 3 1 1
HR 1 2 2 4 6 4
HS 2
HV 1 1
HZ 2 5 2
I 4 38 57 192 187 5
IG9 1
IS 2 1 5 6
IT9 1 3 5 14 12
J2 1 1
J3 1 1 1 2 1 1
J6 1 1
J8 1 1 1 1
JA 1 4 62 1
JW 1 1
K 126 173 163 103 66 37
KG4 1 1 1 1 1 1
KH0 1 1
KH2 2 3 1
KH6 2 6 9 6 10 2
KL 1 7 1
KP2 3 3 3 3 2 5
KP4 3 6 5 1 3 9
LA 2 4 11 7
LU 11 8 24 32 48
LX 2 4 3 3
LY 1 3 5 15 5
LZ 7 4 16 17
OA 1 1 1 1
OE 1 4 15 30 30
OH 1 8 25 8
OH0 1 4
OK 3 21 31 66 29
OM 4 11 8 13 8
ON 3 12 29 60 38 1
OZ 1 4 2 16 13
P4 3 3 4 5 3 4
PA 3 17 21 102 52
PJ2 2 3 2 4 3 2
PY 1 4 17 39 38 53
PZ 1 1 1 1 1 1
S5 2 11 20 34 27
SM 6 1 32 10
SP 3 17 26 81 47
ST 1 1
SU 1
SV 3 6 10 12
SV5 1 2 1 1
SV9 1 3 2
T7 1 1 1 1
TA 1 1 1 2 3
TA1 1
TF 4 1
TG 1 2 1 1
TI 1 3 2 3 6 3
TR 1 1
TT 1
TU 1
UA 12 9 42 13
UA2 2 2 2 1
UA9 7
UK 1
UN 2
UR 1 13 15 38 15
V2 1 1 1 1 1 1
V3 1 1 1 1
V4 1 1 1 2 2 1
V5 1
V7 1 1 1 1
VE 76 133 85 81 29 5
VK 2 27 57 9
VP2M 1 1 1 1 1 1
VP5 2 2 2 3 2 2
VP8 1 1 1 2
VP9 1 1 1 2 2 2
VQ9 1 1
VR 1
XE 4 5 8 14 10 5
XU 1
YB 2
YL 2 2 4 1
YO 6 7 25 20
YU 11 12 25 10
YV 2 2 1 3 7 4
Z3 2 1 4 2
ZA 1 1
ZC4 1
ZD7 1
ZD8 1
ZF 2
ZL 1 11 29 9
ZL7 1
ZP 1 2 1 3
ZS 1 2 12 2
 
K2TE   SOAB(A) HP   1,282,3192007-10-30 18:09:10
My usual part-time effort as I did the night shift at W1HH. Found 80 & 40 stunk
so that made for a long night. On the other hand, I was very surprised to see
10 bubble up briefly on Sunday for Europe.
 
VE6WQ(@VE6JY)   SOSB/20 HP   729,3442007-10-30 18:34:43
Given the poor conditions during the CQWW RTTY contest and the 27 day rotation
of coronal holes we knew that conditions were unlikely to be very good for the
SSB run. As predicted the high speed stream from the coronal hole hit on
Thursday and continued through most of the weekend. This made for some pretty
tough paths through the polar absorption area. The result was that we never had
a run to Europe and only worked the high power big stations. Our normal midnight
opening to the deep Russians, Eastern Europe, Indian Ocean and Middle East was
very poor on both nights. Conditions to the far east were not much better
although they improved significantly on Sunday afternoon. Conditions to the US
were generally good with some very good runs on Sat and Sun afternoon. Heard
about 20 countries while tuning the band that I could not work. This is one of
the lowest multiplier and points/QSO that I can remember.

Operating from VE6JY's superstation with the 20m stack of 6 element OWA beams
on 48 ft booms + another fixed on Oceania. Rig was FT1000mp Alpha 77.

Thanks to Don for his great hospitality.

We will see what happens for CQWW CW but the coronal hole is timed to hit
again.
 
E21EIC(@E21YDP)   SOSB/20 LP   322,8722007-10-30 18:35:17
Band Very Noisy !!

Thanks E21YDP and HS0EHF.

CU in CQ WW CW from Zone:26

73, Champ, E21EIC
 
W7VJ   M/S HP   1,202,6852007-10-30 19:08:07
New 6/6 15 stack proved its metel. Great 10M opening on Sunday; Who said the
"Black Hole" is in the midwest? Its in the Pacific Northwest. Great working
all. Great team!
 
VK4EMM   SOAB HP   880,3412007-10-30 19:20:51
Congratulations to Scott Watson VK4CZ for his great effort against severe storm
conditions. Local storms made low bands very difficult.
 
WØSMW   SOSB/10 LP   2972007-10-30 19:34:59
Sarah is 9 years old and entered as a technician class, restricted to 10 meters
and low power.
She enjoyed the contest and hopes to do more contests, if she can persuade her
father, K0MD, to give her more 'radio time'.
 
WØAIH   M/M HP   2,354,5172007-10-30 20:36:54
http://www.qth.com/w0aih/
 
9K2HN   M/S HP   10,485,1362007-10-30 21:26:01
We had great time in this contest, 10m was not wide open but we made some qso
with NA and this is good sign.
 
VK6DXI   SOAB HP   756,1842007-10-30 23:16:16
Lots of signals on lower bands. Even 160m on Sunday morning was crowded with Eu
calls. But hearing is one thing and getting through is another.
80 and 40m very busy. Lots of 40 m signals from Eu were S9+++.
20 and 15m were fine first day, but very limited on Sunday.
10m was quiet all the time....
So... it can only get better now.

This time wire antennas only :-(
 
DJ1OJ   SOAB(A) LP   300,7202007-10-31 00:22:02
Running low power with vertical (FT-1000MP/GAP-Titan) really is a hard job.
Sure will be better in CW operating EA8OM.
 
ES375UT(ES5RY)   SOAB LP   557,0242007-10-31 01:45:14
Limited operation time!Very funny call and interesting heard how good ears has
operators.Joke was: one operator says "You have very long call and sorry i not
copy You"!?

Best rate was on 10m at 8z =143QSOs

See all on CW part!

73!Tom ES5RY
 
A57AL(S57AL)   SOSB/20 HP   1,225,4372007-10-31 02:12:47
Tnx for all contacts. I cant collect all off you, it was very noisy on the freq.


CU in CW

73, Ivo S57AL
 
S57AL   SOSB/20 HP   1,225,4372007-10-31 02:13:58
Tnx for all contacts. I cant collect all off you, it was very noisy on the freq.


CU in CW

73, Ivo S57AL
 
PA6ØLIM(PA3ARM-PA3FMD-PD1HB)   M/S LP   73,7322007-10-31 04:06:40
Set up:

Ten Tec Orion I 100W
Dipole 3,5m up fer 40m
Inv vee 10m up

VERON Section/club A31 (Noord and Midden Limburg - county/province) celebrates
its 60th anniversary this year. To promote contesting in the club we applied fer
the special call PA60LIM (gr...uh..ugly fer phone...hi) and invited members to
join the PA3ARM shack and make contacts.
Instead of nice CW tones the endless "six zero lima india mike" repetitions
were heard in the headphones.
Nice experience to be in this "phone monster" contest fer the first time.
QSL requests via PE1NCP!
Cu in the CQWW CW contest (vy limited operation)
73
de
Harry
PA3ARM
 
OK1OUE   M/2 HP   1,370,4102007-10-31 04:25:20
Thanks to all for your connection, see you again next contest. 73 club OK1OUE
RIG: FT847 , TS440
PA: ACOM 1010, L4B
ANT: 160m ...78m LW, 1/4 sloper
80m....30m high full loop, 1/4 slooper
40m....1/4 full vertikal, 78m LW
20m....3 el tribander, 1/2 vertikal
10m....3 el tribander
10m....3 el tribander
ANT: RX: K9AY
 
JQ1BVI   SOAB(A) HP   964,8962007-10-31 05:00:23
Have a fun.
 
N1IW   SOAB(A) HP   1,733,7502007-10-31 05:36:49
What a blast. Surprising conditions for a solar minimum. Equipment problems
prevented an SO2R effort this time. Still learning the FT2K, but the more I use
it, the more I like it. Confirmed that adding the 30M/40M conversion kit to the
top SteppIR, giving me a rotatable 40M dipole at 90', was a smart move. The
Alpha 87A went to Pluto early in the contest (Like me, I think it really
prefers CW to SSB... HI) so had to run the solid state PW1 for the duration.

Thanks for the Qs and see you all in CQWW CW!
 
OL3Z(@OK1KZE)   M/S HP   5,017,1942007-10-31 06:15:46
Thanks all for contact and see you in the CW part. 73 Martin OK1HMP
 
YO5BRZ   SOSB/15 LP   93,9602007-10-31 06:17:57
Nice experience!
See You on CQWW CW....
 
4XØV   M/2 HP   10,812,2562007-10-31 06:53:57
This operation could not have been possible without the help of Mony, 4X6ZK, the
architect of the club station at Mikveh Israel School in Holon, Israel. The 4X0V
worked seemlessly together and the result speaks for itself. We believe that
this might be the first M/2 operation ever in the CQWW test from 4X.

The operators were: Steve, AA4V, Isle of Palms, SC, Gay, N4SF, Vista, CA, Mony,
4X6ZK and Jan, 4X1VK of Israel. Our dear friend, Aron, 4X1FQ provided valuable
logistics assistance and Ros, 4Z5LA, did the computer networking and set up.
We used N1MM for logging and it worked flawlessly as did the station itself. We
had absolutely no station problems (other than tired operator errors) throughout
the 48 hours. A combination of W3NQN and ICE bandpass filters kept everyone's
signal in the right place. We couldn't have pulled this off without them.

Rigs: 2 x Yaesu FT1000MP, 1 x FT1000MPMkV Field standby (but never needed)
Amps: Acom 1000, Kenwood TL922, Heathkit SB220 standby (but never used)
Antennas: Station #1 Cushcraft A3S, 2 el 40M yagi, full wave loop for 80M an
d inverted V for 160. Pennant receiving antenna pointed at Europe
Station #2 Mosley Classic 33, Butternut vertical for 40, 80 and
160.

We dedicate this operation to Hanina, 4X4MU (SK) for his devotion to Amateur
Radio in Israel and his mentoring and good influence on us all.

Last, but not least, a big thank you to all who worked us...what a terrific
weekend!!! CU next year.
 
S5ØA   SOAB HP   5,500,0002007-10-31 07:13:47
Condx not good but better than expected. Mistake was expectation of opening on
40m and lost time due to wait for it :-) Murphy destroyed 80m antenna and WX
brought few times off period due to storms. Wonder what to do to break the
walls of signals to get some answers?

73, Tine Brajnik, S50A
 
WB9Z   SOAB(A) HP   2,804,5952007-10-31 09:04:31
I definitely felt like I was in the black hole this year.

My score was down about 300K from last year.

It was very disheartening to have so many new 0 point USA stations
call in and not be worth anything. I thought we were suppose
to be welcoming these folks to the wonderful world of
contesting. Most of the time I had to CQ and ask for DX or VE ONLY
and then when I did work someone needing zone 4, the others
would come out of the woodwork... covering up the weaker DX
stations... at times I was so dam mad I was ready to quit.

Why can't the CQWW DX powers to be change the rules and make,
same country contacts count 1 point like the CQWW RTTY Contest?

If things don't change soon in regards to this, this maybe my
last CQWW SSB Contest after 35 years if it being my favorite
contest.

Signed.... "I didn't have any fun in this one".

WB9Z
 
V26B   M/M HP   21,838,9062007-10-31 09:06:53
Best 80m ever thanks to Ni1N. No goats this year. We did the best we could on
160m, for all you complainers the QRN this year was 20 over with the TD in the
vicinity. You come down and listen yourself, or better yet improve your
antennas, then we will hear you.

Brian N3OC
 
K5EWJ   SOAB HP   532,3562007-10-31 09:42:57
There sure are a lot of stations using poor quality digital recordings to CQ. I
had to listen to some a lot of times to figure out the station call. It is also
a problem when signals are weak and QRM heavy when a different voice answers
than CQd. I suppose that digitized voice is here to stay, but we could at
least use high quality and try to make the CQ and operator sound alike.
 
3DAØWW   M/2 HP   7,013,0102007-10-31 09:45:25
QSL via LZ3HI
 
WE3C   M/2 HP   9,330,4062007-10-31 10:06:45
The pre-contest work kept us up!
The antennas stayed up!
The radios stayed up!
The conditions stayed up!
The operators (mostly) stsyed up!
Which didn't let Murphy hook up!
Which all made the score go up!

Thanks for the super time!
73,
The WE3C Team
 
ON9CMV(NØHJZ)   SOAB HP   3,111,9902007-10-31 10:42:06
I want to thank Theo, ON4ATW, for hosting me for the CQWW DX Contest. Theo and
his family made me feel at home! Theo's got a great station!

I had been askign questions of other European contesters to get a feel for
propagation and strategies. The bands were in pretty good shape throughout
most of the weekend although it appeared that there was an RF wall from
Minnesota down to Texas on Saturday. It was fun to run the JA's on 40M and
work all the activity on 10M and 15M. I think I stayed too long on 15 & 40 and
should have been on 20M more.

I learned alot and had a blast! It was great to meet many of the Belgian
amateurs! Thanks again to Theo for a great time at his shack!

Anyone have an opening for a guest op for next year?!?
 
S53F(@S52AW)   SOSB/40 HP   895,0142007-10-31 10:55:38
MNI TNX to Karl - S52AW invited me to his location again. This year he put up a
new 3L Yagi at 30 m AGL , next to existing 5 L QUAD at 60 m AGL. The second
antenna improved my score from last year for 1000 QSO and 100k pts, even the
conditions were worse. That could be the reason I missed a lot of DX pts. I
also missed quite easy MPL Z1 and Z19.
I also had only 2 hour break . The biggest problem was my voice keyer, which
did not work, so I had to use my own voice, like back in the old days. It was
very hard. Next I had some complications with switching between the 3 antennas.
I missed a lot of QSO-s due to very crowed band, also on the USA freq. between
7.200 to 7.300 MHz. I do apologize to all stations who called me and did not
get my replay.
However I had great fun. Before the contest I thought that 3.000 QSO-s was
“mission impossible”.
See you again in WW CW. I’ll be weaker, because I will be operating from my
location with 2 x vertical on 7 MHz.
S52AW, Drago (owner) will be booming on 40m in SOSB . The picture of the
monster S52AW QUAD can be seen on:
http://shrani.si/f/C/FZ/1nB1rwhQ/s52awquad.jpg

73 de S53F Vinko

Zone total

2 5
3 13
4 188
5 383
6 8
7 7
8 29
9 18
10 2
11 16
12 2
13 7
14 1142
15 612
16 288
17 44
18 21
20 100
21 10
22 2
23 3
24 17
25 172
26 2
27 5
28 9
29 2
30 22
32 16
33 16
35 2
37 1
38 4
40 2

Total 3170
 
LA3S(LA3BO)   SOAB LP   570,5542007-10-31 11:20:58
Have not operated CQWW SSB LP since 2003, and now I remember why! Too much
splatter and fuzz, and almost impossible to find a free frequency. I was often
tempted to ask the CQ'ers to borrow their frequency for a while. But kind of
fun anyway. Frustrating low number of DX from this area, but surprising short
skip on 15 and 10. More Qs compared to '03, but 30% lower score. Highlight:
short periode on 15 on Sunday with rates higher than 250/h. Hope to do better
in CW section.

Svein, LA3BO
 
S57DX   SOAB(A) HP   4,049,9422007-10-31 12:17:24
NICE CONTEST. I STAY TOO LONG ON 10 AND ALSO ON 160. 20 WAS OVERCROWDED AND IT
WAS A HARD JOB TO FIND AND KEEP GOOD RUN FRQ. I MISS A LOT OF "EASY"
MULTIPLIERS BUT REALIZE THAT AFTER THE CONTEST.
ANYWAY IT WAS FUN, I ENJOY IT.
HARDLY WAIT FOR CW PART.
73 DE SLAVKO S57DX
 
W6QU(W8QZA)   SOAB QRP   106,7942007-10-31 12:23:39
Rig:
Elecraft K-2 (5 watts)
Yaesu FT-817 (5 watts) when the K-2 had problems!

Antennas:
SteppIR 3 el up 32 feet.
Butternut HF-2V Vertical for 40-80
DX-LB for 160

This contest challenged my patience. Almost every Q was a struggle.
Occasionally I would get a station on the first call, and that was great!

Then came the last hour on 15 meters, and suddenly I was working B7P, VR2C,
E52JD, 9M8YY, AH2R, V73RY, KL7RA, a few ZLs and VKs, and a bunch of JAs.

In addition, I worked more KH6s in this contest than I have ever worked in a
contest in my life, with 12 different stations worked on 15 M alone. I have
never seen so many KH6 contesters in a contest!! They were all very welcome!

Well, here's a toast to better sunspots in our future!

Bill Parker W8QZA / W6QU
 
AM3SSB   M/S HP   4,650,4362007-10-31 12:54:50
We lost one of the operators on friday so we face the M/S with 3 bodies, so the
multipliers amount has been hited.
Also due to work duties we couldn't finish the contest leaving the operation
Sunday afternoon.
No major technical problems and amazing propagation conditions in 10m and 15m.

Thanks to everybody who contact us, spotted us and for your comments about our
callsign (beatiful but loooooong) and our signal.

AM3SSB
Eugeni - EA3QP
 
SQ9CNN(RAFAL)   SOSB/10 LP   29,2322007-10-31 12:57:03
;)
 
FS/K1XM(@FS5KA)   SOAB HP   5,025,3322007-10-31 13:13:04
Station: TS-2000, Alpha 78

Antennas: Tennadyne Log, 40 dipole, 80 and 160 inverted vees

Special thanks to Mort, W1UQ/PJ7UQ/FS5UQ and his family
for the use of the station, equipment, place to stay,
and their help overall.

This wasn't intended to be a very serious operation, which is
good because a few things went wrong. Among them:

3. The Alpha 78 had a fried bandswitch section. I jumpered
it and could use it in manual tune mode on 160-15. It
wouldn't tune on 10 (too much capacitance).

I had an Alpha 374 that would run on 10 meters but when I
turned it on it tripped the main breaker for the building.

Note that it did not blow the fuses or trip the breaker for
the circuit.

The problem is that this is a commercial installation and
the main breaker has ground fault protection. The 374 has
a 120 volt fan and the fan is wired between one leg of the
power and the neutral. This caused the amp to draw current
on the neutral wire and the breaker shut down the building.

2. I had to put up the 40 meter antenna Friday morning in
the rain. My original antenna plan proved too dangerous
due to the weather so I built and installed a dipole.

I started the contest wiped out.

1. The beam was facing the wrong way (West, I think) for
most of the weekend. Sunday morning I was missing such
rare mults as HA, SP, and UR on 20. After the rain
stopped I got it aimed at Europe and left it there.

0. It was a phone contest.

For the CQ WW CW I'll be on as 6V7D, probably SOAB QRP. See
you all then!
 
P33W   M/S HP   17,471,5202007-10-31 13:27:51
Propagation surprises this year again with HF bands. Very heavy 80 and 160 m
noice, so missed a lot of EUs calling but great mult score for us on low bands.
 
VK4TI   M/S HP   948,0602007-10-31 13:31:31
We had hassles from:

A couple of PCs over the two days
An amplifier
Tribander
dodgy 40/80 vertical which caused much hassle for the more able antenna minded
members of
the Team, as they got saddled with trying to fix it
My ATU - death by moisture due to the storm
Dodgy TX/RX relay on my MP - needs to be fixed ASAP!
Andrew's Icom got stroppy and refused to switch Trent's amplifier initially -
it cured itself!

LF was pretty much unusable during the contest. HF was more interesting and we
had a great run
on 10m at the begining of the contest. It was as much as I could do to get the
calls into the log.
Great fun.

15m also did much of the same - but sporadically.

20m was a little variable too, but often provided a great run.

40m was not usuable due to TVI problems.

80m was a non-starter for all manner of reasons, but antenna hassles didn't
help.

160m was a re-tuned 80m antenna and was engulfed in storm static and local
noise.

All in all a part-time, band limited and un-assisted MS attempt for the VK4TI
Team. The score will
easily be improved upon!
 
C6APR   M/S HP   2,398,0862007-10-31 14:10:07
Thanks to all for the QSOs and to the many who found for us for multi-band
QSOs.
We more than tripled our last year's score, even with low sun spots.
The rig was an IC-7000 and THP Amp.
The antennas: 160m - two phased Inverted Ls;
80/40m - two phased HF2Vs verticals;
Home made receiving loop for 160m/80m;
20m,15m,10m - 2 R5s verticals phased broadside to US/JA;
and - 2 R5s verticals phased broadside to EU
We had a backup IC-7000 and amp but never needed them.
In total we transported 500 pound of rigs, antennas, and coax in a private
plane for our second CQWW SSB from the site: Crooked Island Lodge,Pittstown
Point, Crooked Island, Bahamas. QSOs are also good for IOTA NA-113 and ARLHS
Lighthouse BAH-005.
It was a nice surprise to find 10m open several times. 15m was our best band.
We confirmed that verticals play very well near salt water and phased verticals
play very well.
 
K8AZ   M/S HP   3,767,5502007-10-31 14:46:23
First time use for that station and for all ops of Win-Test. The program worked
smoothly and all found the transition from using CT to be seamless. Huge thanks
to Dave, W9ZRX for all the help in installing the new network. Also thanks to
K3LR and N8TR for encouraging the switch.

Fun contest, although the low bands were disappointing, given expectations for
the bottom of the cycle. 10m was a surprise on Saturday; not so much on
Sunday. And no matter what we tried, we could not get a decent run going on
40, despite having reasonably competitive hardware, and had to result to S&P
only on that band.

'AZ hit several gremlins: (1) we lost a vertical in the 80m 4-square early
Friday evening (repaired Saturday afternoon); (2) due to a typing error on the
connect scrip, no 10m spots came through to the logging computers until Sunday;
(3) the Telnet link to the cluster kept choking up (due to ancient computer
hardware)and needed frequent rebooting; and (4) a dirty or failing relay
contact on the 80m amp caused us hearing problems both nights.

All in all it was a great weekend. Special thanks to new 'AZ Crew member Tony,
W4OI, who braved the 20m QRM and slugged it out all weekend as our primary run
op. And, of course, hearty congratulations to K9RS, W3UA and all those who
topped our score.

73,
Tom, K8AZ
 
DHØGHU   SOAB(A) HP   845,8522007-10-31 14:54:16
Rig: TT ORION, ACOM1000.
- endfed wire antenna (34m), 3-8m agl, used for 160m and for 80m-RX
- Doublet 2x10m for 40m-10m, Inverted-V, peak at ca. 10m
- Inverted L for 80m, also used with success on 15m/10m
- Wire-GP for 20m (+10m with forced matching) @Roof

Condx surprised with good openings on 15m/10m, partially through Sporadic-E
within and around Europe, partially through F2 propagation mainly to Africa,
South America, the Carribean, and the eastern part of North America. Condx to
all other regions were as bad as to be expected while being just at the bottom
of the solar cycle - I hope things will improve soon.

See you all in CQ WWDX CW,
Uli DH0GHU
 
J3A   M/M HP   9,463,7402007-10-31 15:19:43
Score was direct from the logging program. We had some reasonably decent
propagation but high QRN levels, which is typical of the Caribbean. We worked
a number of 6 banders and I think that many of them were happy about that. We
did do significantly better on 160 this year than last. We were low on some of
the other bands for various reasons. BTW, if you worked us on 20M, we were
using an Elecraft K3 to an AL1200. Thanks for all the QSOs and see you next
time. QSL via WA1S.
 
N6AN(@W6UE)   SOSB/40 HP   44,3522007-10-31 15:52:19
Another glorious weekend to study propagation, good or bad. Thank you all for
the QSOs and the excitement!
I spent the first 14 hours on 40 meters single band. Slept for about 6 hours,
did some things around the house, headed back for more at 00Z. After 90
minutes
I decided things weren't going to improve over Friday night's conditions and
headed out to a social event. Spent another 90 minutes around 07Z before
heading for bed. At 21Z I came back to the radio and had a ball running mults
on 10/15/20 until the "show" ended. Great fun!
It certainly is frustrating to listen to juicy DX calling CQ below 7100 and not
listening split. But how ironic that we get so upset about someone violating
self administered contest rules and yet seem to accept the practice of
violating FCC rules by transmitting out of band to ask said juicy DX to "listen
up." Confusing VFOs and thus transmitting out of band is, at least, usually
accidental. Hopefully we don't take too long to realize our error, hi!

Conditions were frustrating at times. A few zone 14 heard/worked. IR4X, OK5
and two S5 stations heard but no joy despite many, many attempts. Nothing
heard from zones 15 to 23. Many BY stations heard but never listening up.
That must have happened Saturday night while I slumbered.
ZS9X and C50C were beacons!
Looking forward to CW!
73, David, N6AN

ps. I was on the DXXE-Full Vitamins team. Felicidades to the plethora of XE
stations active to give you zone 6!
 
KA2KON   SOAB(A) LP   508,0902007-10-31 17:48:02
All S&P. Beat last years score and hope to do better next year.
 
N4KG   SOAB(A) HP   1,416,7162007-10-31 17:54:51
WOW, What a Weekend !

The first 24 hours were incredible with Packet Info Overload. It was quite a
balancing act going between S&P and *manually* spinning the VFO to spot
frequencies (yep, I'm still living in the 80's).

Every time I left a band, I knew I was leaving points on the table, only to be
rewarded by incredibly good conditions on the next band. I played HARD on 20M
for 1 hour, 40M for 3 hours, and bounced between 80 and 160 for the next 4
hours. Most of my Low Band Contacts for the weekend were made in that 8 hour
stretch.

Saturday morning, (after 3 hours of sleep) I took a quick spin across 80, 40,
and 20M during the 1200Z hour, then off to 15 and 10 Meters for the rest of the
morning. A couple of hoours on 20M around noon, then 3 hours on 15 and 10 and
back to 20M at 22Z.

By 0100Z Saturday night, this operator and the bands seemed 'tired'. As usual,
the Low Bands were dominated by Big Signals from familiar callsigns with little
'fresh meat' calling CQ. I spent too much time fiddling around and not
sleeping well (only another 4 hours). When I awoke WAY too early, I discovered
the Amp was dead (ANOTHER Grid to Filament short this week!) I gambled that the
other original tube had died, put in the second 3-500Z from an old SB220, and
was back in business (with only ONE more spare fuse!)

Sunday was spent filling in the missing Q's and mults on 20M with excursions to
15M every hour. NOTHING new was worked on 10M, hearing only familiar callsigns
when scanning the band quickly. It was an unusual allocation of time, BUT it
seemed to fit the way propagation played with a fortuitous outcome. Only a
very few QSO's were made on CQ's (1%).

ONE HOUR after the end of the contest, a Cloud of foul smelling SMOKE engulfed
the amplifier. Everything points to the Blower Moter. Maybe that's why the
tubes failed :-( It took a day of ventilating the room to eliminate the
stench.

The situation in the back yard wasn't any better. The Director of the 3L20
broke off in a storm (last spring) due to a close by tree that is now 5 ft
taller than the antenna. The now 2L20 was parked on EU. The reflector of the
5L20 is bent and gets often prevents rotation of it and the 4L15 so they were
pareked on EU also. My trusty TH7 at 40 ft carried the ball for everything
outside EU and much of EU during midday. Tuners (and amp) often had to be
retuned when QSYing between the Low, Middle, and High Ends of 40 and 80 Meters.
Talk about competing with High Powered Automatic Transmissions with an
underpowered Stick Shift! It works a LOT better / smoother on CW...

Tom N4KG in North Alabama
 
YU1ARC   M/S HP   1,780,5882007-10-31 18:04:54
Well all started well,but first morning Murphey started:(
First linear didn't work for a day,problem solved in late afternoon,but that
was too late,because we losted a lot of qso on 15 & 20 meters.From 07:00 GMT
untill 18:00 GMT operated with 100 W.Antenna for 160 was not working:( untill
sunday,wire was cuted,without antenna for 10 meters first day:( 5 element was
up in sunday at rainy weather.Because of linear problems we losted at least
1500 qso;s on 10 m and 15 first day ,what a pitty,condx was great!We decide
only to call cq(no voice keyer)so that is a reason of small number of mtpl,also
to tell that mtl station didnt worked,but was fixed in sunday:)
Anyway thanks to all who give us a call,it was a nice weekend in YU1ARC after
all,sunday is our lucky day:)
What can we tell,except that we did not have a luck from the start,but when the
problems were solved we enjoyed nice pile ups,I could imagine what could be that
all worked and that Murphey didn' came to our club:)
Thanks to Loui YZ1PL who invite us to operate from his nice location,and he was
a great host!!!Now it's all working well,so next time wil be a different story
and much better score.
Congrats to YT2T,403A,YT9A,YT0Z,S53F(on 40 m)...and others for a great
scores:)
Bands were open like in old good times!
Hope that will be also for CW part.
Just to say that Marco HB9EDM who got his licence in january operated like he
worked at least 10 cq ww :)BRAVO MARCO!
We use YAESU FT 757 GX/II :),because FT 767 problems with output power (was
dead some time,that was solved,you can gess..sunday ofcourse:).

ANT's: 5 el for 10
4 el for 20
5 el for 15
3 el for 40
dipole for 80
inv vee for 160
linear:800 W

73 from YU1ARC (YZ1ZV Zoki,YZ1PL Lui,HB9EDM Marco,S56A Marijan,YT1HA Zik)

story by: Zik YT1HA
 
YB3KM(TOM)   SOSB/15 LP   331,0582007-10-31 18:38:38
10/27/2007 JK1GPD 59 25
10/27/2007 8N7TU 59 25
10/27/2007 JA0AXV 59 25
10/27/2007 JR4DAH 59 25
10/27/2007 JJ1VJB 59 25
10/27/2007 AH2R 59 27
10/27/2007 JA3PYC 59 25
10/27/2007 7K4XNN 59 25
10/27/2007 JI3CWI 59 25
10/27/2007 JA0BOV 59 25
10/27/2007 B7M 59 24
10/27/2007 KH7X 59 31
10/27/2007 AH6XX 59 31
10/27/2007 JH9KVF 59 25
10/27/2007 JA3YKC 59 25
10/27/2007 JA7YRR 59 25
10/27/2007 KH6LC 59 31
10/27/2007 JA6ENF 59 25
10/27/2007 VR2C 59 24
10/27/2007 JF9KVT 59 25
10/27/2007 B7P 59 24
10/27/2007 JR5VHU 59 25
10/27/2007 JA1YPA 59 25
10/27/2007 JU1F 59 23
10/27/2007 JA3YBK 59 25
10/27/2007 KH6FI 59 31
10/27/2007 B4B 59 24
10/27/2007 9M6LSC 59 28
10/27/2007 KH6GMP 59 31
10/27/2007 JT1CO 59 23
10/27/2007 V8FEO 59 28
10/27/2007 JA1CJP 59 25
10/27/2007 JH1EVD 59 25
10/27/2007 KH7Y 59 31
10/27/2007 KH2INC 59 27
10/27/2007 JO7KMB 59 25
10/27/2007 JR1CBC 59 25
10/27/2007 KH7DX 59 31
10/27/2007 KC7V 59 3
10/27/2007 WA7NB 59 5
10/27/2007 HC8N 59 10
10/27/2007 KH6CW 59 31
10/27/2007 KH7M 59 31
10/27/2007 HK6P 59 9
10/27/2007 JA2PAC 59 25
10/27/2007 JF2QNM 59 25
10/27/2007 JH3EDG 59 25
10/27/2007 JA1RQT 59 25
10/27/2007 JA7VEI 59 25
10/27/2007 NH7FY 59 31
10/27/2007 JI2ZEY 59 25
10/27/2007 JA7MGP 59 25
10/27/2007 JA2HMF 59 25
10/27/2007 JA7LMZ 59 25
10/27/2007 JA7COI 59 25
10/27/2007 JA3BBG 59 25
10/27/2007 BA5DX 59 24
10/27/2007 JA1NGD 59 25
10/27/2007 JG1TVK 59 25
10/27/2007 JA1WPX 59 25
10/27/2007 JJ0DSU 59 25
10/27/2007 VK4CZ 59 30
10/27/2007 WH2X 59 27
10/27/2007 BV2B 59 24
10/27/2007 JA3HBC 59 25
10/27/2007 BU2AE 59 24
10/27/2007 JA8LRG 59 25
10/27/2007 9M8YY 59 28
10/27/2007 JL3VUL/3 59 25
10/27/2007 V73RY 59 31
10/27/2007 JF1SEK 59 25
10/27/2007 JG1UKW 59 25
10/27/2007 JA7XRH 59 25
10/27/2007 UA9JDP 59 17
10/27/2007 JE1PGA 59 25
10/27/2007 JA1BUQ 59 25
10/27/2007 JL1TYY/1 59 25
10/27/2007 JA8IJI 59 25
10/27/2007 JA1HO 59 25
10/27/2007 JA1KPF 59 25
10/27/2007 JH1DJD 59 25
10/27/2007 JA1MLV 59 25
10/27/2007 JA2FSM 59 25
10/27/2007 JA3KKE 59 25
10/27/2007 JA8DV 59 25
10/27/2007 JA8KWG 59 25
10/27/2007 JR4NMV 59 25
10/27/2007 JH0MXV 59 25
10/27/2007 JA2SGH 59 25
10/27/2007 JI1QZQ 59 25
10/27/2007 JR5HXU 59 25
10/27/2007 JR3XEX 59 25
10/27/2007 JA1AXB 59 25
10/27/2007 JA1FK 59 25
10/27/2007 JA4RWN 59 25
10/27/2007 DS5KJR 59 25
10/27/2007 JO1SIM 59 25
10/27/2007 JP1JIP/7 59 25
10/27/2007 JA1FRQ 59 25
10/27/2007 JO1DOD 59 25
10/27/2007 6K5YHX 59 25
10/27/2007 JH3HWL 59 25
10/27/2007 JH7RTQ 59 25
10/27/2007 JA1LSY 59 25
10/27/2007 JE3PNU 59 25
10/27/2007 JA1GLE 59 25
10/27/2007 JH3DMQ 59 25
10/27/2007 JA1NBC 59 25
10/27/2007 JR2SCZ 59 25
10/27/2007 JS1PDC 59 25
10/27/2007 JM3UAO 59 25
10/27/2007 JA9PHX 59 25
10/27/2007 JA0HSR 59 25
10/27/2007 JA5SUD 59 25
10/27/2007 JR3KAH 59 25
10/27/2007 JI3FSI 59 25
10/27/2007 JH0CCK 59 25
10/27/2007 JA2GDH 59 25
10/27/2007 UA9CLB 59 17
10/27/2007 JF2WXS 59 25
10/27/2007 JE6HUR 59 25
10/27/2007 UA0FOO 59 19
10/27/2007 RW0LT 59 19
10/27/2007 JE2HXL 59 25
10/27/2007 JQ1AHZ 59 25
10/27/2007 JR1LEV 59 25
10/27/2007 JA7OXR 59 25
10/27/2007 JA3GFO 59 25
10/27/2007 HL2VXK 59 25
10/27/2007 JA2GHP 59 25
10/27/2007 JA1GGK 59 25
10/27/2007 JA2KPV 59 25
10/27/2007 DS2KGJ 59 25
10/27/2007 JA1SZN 59 25
10/27/2007 JG1PED 59 25
10/27/2007 JR1NKN 59 25
10/27/2007 JA2KOG 59 25
10/27/2007 JA2FIA 59 25
10/27/2007 JR1BYO 59 25
10/27/2007 JA4EZP 59 25
10/27/2007 JE1FUX 59 25
10/27/2007 JA1SST 59 25
10/27/2007 JA1KLK 59 25
10/27/2007 JA6BJS 59 25
10/27/2007 JR7TBZ 59 25
10/27/2007 4X0V 59 20
10/27/2007 VR10XLN 59 24
10/27/2007 SV9GPV 59 20
10/27/2007 C4I 59 20
10/27/2007 JA2DPQ 59 25
10/27/2007 TS6A 59 33
10/27/2007 A71BX 59 21
10/27/2007 SV0XBA 59 20
10/27/2007 JK2VOC 59 25
10/27/2007 JA1KK 59 25
10/27/2007 JA7BME 59 25
10/27/2007 D9K 59 25
10/27/2007 BA4T 59 24
10/27/2007 JK3TDJ 59 25
10/27/2007 A61HH(DUP E) 59 21
10/27/2007 BA5BO 59 24
10/27/2007 A61TS 59 21
10/27/2007 JA6KTY 59 25
10/27/2007 HG3DX 59 15
10/27/2007 LZ5A 59 20
10/27/2007 IR4X 59 15
10/27/2007 YT0A 59 15
10/27/2007 DM5R 59 14
10/27/2007 JA3AOP 59 25
10/27/2007 JF3BFS 59 25
10/27/2007 BG4DVK 59 24
10/27/2007 UT7QF 59 16
10/27/2007 OL1X 59 15
10/27/2007 S52OP 59 15
10/27/2007 OL7Y 59 15
10/27/2007 S50A 59 15
10/27/2007 AM5R 59 14
10/27/2007 DR5Z 59 14
10/27/2007 DF0HQ 59 14
10/27/2007 EH7H 59 14
10/27/2007 IW7FC 59 15
10/27/2007 RM3F 59 16
10/27/2007 OE2S 59 15
10/27/2007 YE1AA 59 28
10/27/2007 DJ0A 59 14
10/27/2007 OK5W 59 15
10/27/2007 OL7C 59 15
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10/28/2007 9A3ST 59 15
10/28/2007 OK5TK 59 15
10/28/2007 UA6AA 59 16
10/28/2007 OK1KT 59 15
10/28/2007 DP6A 59 14
10/28/2007 OE6MDF 59 15
10/28/2007 DL3APM 59 14
10/28/2007 DL2AMD 59 14
10/28/2007 PI4COM 59 14
10/28/2007 IZ8GNW 59 15
10/28/2007 DK8DB 59 14
10/28/2007 HB9OCR 59 14
10/28/2007 UU7J 59 16
10/28/2007 TM2T 59 14
10/28/2007 DL3BPC 59 14
10/28/2007 DJ5BV 59 14
10/28/2007 DO1BYZ 59 14
10/28/2007 UT6IS 59 16
10/28/2007 DO3UWE 59 14
10/28/2007 YO7ARY 59 20
10/28/2007 YO2LXW 59 20
10/28/2007 IZ1LBG 59 15
10/28/2007 OK2SSD 59 15
10/28/2007 EA1FCR 59 14
10/28/2007 YO7LFV 59 20
10/28/2007 OK1DTC 59 15
10/28/2007 UT5UGR 59 16
10/28/2007 CT1AOZ 59 14
10/28/2007 UU5AI 59 16
10/28/2007 UT3WW 59 16
10/28/2007 Z37M 59 15
10/28/2007 IZ2EAS 59 15
10/28/2007 OM5NL 59 15
10/28/2007 UR7QL 59 16
10/28/2007 DR2W 59 14
10/28/2007 HB9TSA 59 14
10/28/2007 DG0PH 59 14
10/28/2007 DG9SQ 59 14
10/28/2007 F6KVP 59 14
10/28/2007 YO9FL 59 20
10/28/2007 YZ5T 59 15
10/28/2007 HB9TSU 59 14
10/28/2007 IZ2DVI 59 15
10/28/2007 YO9BXC 59 20
10/28/2007 DG5RN 59 14
10/28/2007 YU1KN 59 15
10/28/2007 ON4CT 59 14
10/28/2007 YO9AFH 59 20
10/28/2007 UY5TF 59 16
10/28/2007 SO9R 59 15
10/28/2007 CN8LI 59 33
10/28/2007 EA1YR 59 14
10/28/2007 EC7ABV 59 14
10/28/2007 DF2RG 59 14
10/28/2007 EE5KB 59 14
10/28/2007 DC8SG 59 14
10/28/2007 EA7RU 59 14
10/28/2007 YO4KCC 59 20
10/28/2007 DB3MA 59 14
10/28/2007 T94WG 59 15
10/28/2007 LZ2PG 59 20
10/28/2007 LZ1DM 59 20
10/28/2007 IW1CWZ 59 15
10/28/2007 AN5BBA 59 14
10/28/2007 IK1LYQ 59 15
10/28/2007 IA0IPY 59 15
10/28/2007 IK8YFU 59 15
10/28/2007 IW7EFC 59 15
10/28/2007 OK2BYW 59 15
10/28/2007 IZ8IYX 59 15
10/28/2007 PA0IJM 59 14
10/28/2007 CN3A 59 33
10/28/2007 J42WT 59 20
10/28/2007 CQ4T 59 14
10/28/2007 EA5DFV 59 14
10/28/2007 CT9L 59 33
10/28/2007 IZ1DBY 59 15
10/28/2007 IZ1JIZ 59 15
10/28/2007 5B/HA5PP 59 20
10/28/2007 F5PU 59 14
10/28/2007 EA5EA 59 14
10/28/2007 4O3A 59 15
10/28/2007 IS0AFM 59 15
10/28/2007 CQ3T 59 33
10/28/2007 IW8RRF 59 15
10/28/2007 4X1UH 59 20
10/28/2007 AO3A 59 14
10/28/2007 IS0/IQ0AL 59 15
10/28/2007 EA8CDG 59 33
10/28/2007 HZ1IK 59 21
10/28/2007 PJ4E 59 9
10/28/2007 K7RL 59 3
10/28/2007 W6TK 59 3
10/28/2007 K7MM 59 3
10/28/2007 WD5K 59 4
10/28/2007 N6VI 59 3
10/28/2007 7K3OWM 59 25
10/28/2007 N6KI 59 3
10/28/2007 DV1JM 59 27
10/28/2007 N0KE 59 4
10/28/2007 JA4BSZ 59 25
10/28/2007 N7RO 59 3
10/28/2007 JA7BZU 59 25
10/28/2007 KF7E 59 3
10/28/2007 KG6MSK 59 3
10/28/2007 VE7SV 59 3
10/28/2007 W6SR 59 3
10/28/2007 KG6TT 59 3
10/28/2007 W6AEA 59 3
10/28/2007 N7BV 59 3
10/28/2007 W5WP 59 4
10/28/2007 VE7QCR 59 3
10/28/2007 W7IAN 59 3
10/28/2007 NN7SS 59 3
10/28/2007 K7ZSD 59 3
10/28/2007 VE7GL 59 3
10/28/2007 N6NG 59 3
10/28/2007 AI6V 59 3
10/28/2007 K7RI 59 3
10/28/2007 6H1TRP 59 6
10/28/2007 6Y1V 59 8
10/28/2007 N0SMX 59 4
10/28/2007 K5LAD 59 4
10/28/2007 JN7IRD 59 25
10/28/2007 NQ7R 59 3
10/28/2007 VE7BZ 59 3
10/28/2007 WA7LT 59 3
10/28/2007 K6IRM 59 3
10/28/2007 K6QK 59 3
10/28/2007 W5IF 59 4
10/28/2007 N6BU 59 3
10/28/2007 K7LJ 59 3
10/28/2007 K6UM 59 3
10/28/2007 W3RI 59 5
10/28/2007 W7VJ 59 3
10/28/2007 K7ABL 59 3
10/28/2007 KI6PG 59 3
10/28/2007 K5YA 59 4
10/28/2007 K6YRA 59 3
10/28/2007 W6MZQ 59 3
10/28/2007 JA1KEB 59 25
10/28/2007 JI1BHO 59 25
10/28/2007 N0HF 59 4
10/28/2007 K7OVW 59 3
10/28/2007 NW6P 59 3
10/28/2007 JO7HAM 59 25
10/28/2007 JA2ZJW 59 25
10/28/2007 JA6WFM 59 25
10/28/2007 K7SA 59 3
 
PY2ZY   SOSB/10 LP   179,6452007-10-31 18:53:15
RUNNING : IC 746 - ICOM
ANTENNA YAGI 5 ELEMENTS MONOBAND
SOFTWARE N1MM V 7.10.10
 
W5PR   SOSB/10 HP   55,9712007-10-31 19:13:31
Only worked 5 Qs Friday night, 2 of which were stateside. No EU on saturday, but
some on Sunday starting at 1407 which was also the first Q of the day. I worked
a few more EUs than last year, but everything else was down. Worked one JA at
2237Z on Saturday night. I had to quit an hour early, but finished with a
flourish when called by VK4CZ for a double mult.

160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total %

NA 0 0 0 0 0 112 112 36.5
SA 0 0 0 0 0 138 138 45.0
AF 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 2.3
OC 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 2.0
AS 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.3
EU 0 0 0 0 0 43 43 14.0

160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total

5H 1 1
6W 2 2
6Y 1 1
8P 1 1
C5 1 1
C6 1 1
CE 11 11
CM 1 1
CT3 2 2
CU 1 1
CX 10 10
DL 8 8
EA8 1 1
EI 1 1
F 1 1
FJ 1 1
FM 2 2
FY 1 1
G 9 9
GW 3 3
HB 1 1
HC 1 1
HC8 1 1
HI 2 2
HK 9 9
HP 3 3
HR 2 2
I 7 7
J3 1 1
J8 1 1
JA 1 1
K 59 59
KH6 3 3
KP2 5 5
KP4 8 8
LU 44 44
LZ 1 1
OA 1 1
OK 1 1
ON 2 2
P4 4 4
PA 8 8
PJ2 2 2
PY 49 49
PZ 1 1
TI 4 4
V2 1 1
V3 2 2
V4 1 1
VE 8 8
VK 1 1
VP2M 1 1
VP5 2 2
VP9 2 2
XE 3 3
YV 3 3
ZK1/s 1 1
ZL 1 1
ZP 1 1

QSO/ZN+DX by hour and band

Hour 10M Total Cumm OffTime

D1-0000Z 5/7 5/7 15
D1-0100Z 0/0 5/7 60
D1-0200Z 0/0 5/7 60
D1-0300Z 0/0 5/7 60
D1-0400Z 0/0 5/7 60
D1-0500Z 0/0 5/7 60
D1-0600Z 0/0 5/7 60
D1-0700Z 0/0 5/7 60
D1-0800Z 0/0 5/7 60
D1-0900Z 0/0 5/7 60
D1-1000Z 0/0 5/7 60
D1-1100Z 0/0 5/7 60
D1-1200Z 0/0 5/7 60
D1-1300Z 0/0 5/7 60
D1-1400Z 13/8 18/15 8
D1-1500Z 18/11 36/26
D1-1600Z 14/7 50/33
D1-1700Z 17/4 67/37
D1-1800Z 23/3 90/40
D1-1900Z 45/10 135/50
D1-2000Z 33/5 168/55
D1-2100Z 14/0 182/55
D1-2200Z 10/6 192/61 16
D1-2300Z 0/0 192/61 60
D2-0000Z 0/0 192/61 60
D2-0100Z 0/0 192/61 60
D2-0200Z 0/0 192/61 60
D2-0300Z 0/0 192/61 60
D2-0400Z 0/0 192/61 60
D2-0500Z 0/0 192/61 60
D2-0600Z 0/0 192/61 60
D2-0700Z 0/0 192/61 60
D2-0800Z 0/0 192/61 60
D2-0900Z 0/0 192/61 60
D2-1000Z 0/0 192/61 60
D2-1100Z 0/0 192/61 60
D2-1200Z 0/0 192/61 60
D2-1300Z 0/0 192/61 60
D2-1400Z 38/12 230/73 7
D2-1500Z 7/2 237/75
D2-1600Z 3/1 240/76 5
D2-1700Z 3/0 243/76 60
D2-1800Z 15/0 258/76
D2-1900Z 11/1 269/77
D2-2000Z 24/1 293/78
D2-2100Z 11/1 304/79
D2-2200Z 3/2 307/81
D2-2300Z 0/0 307/81 60
Total: 307/81
 
K6GEP   SOAB(A) LP   112,1442007-10-31 20:31:04
This is my 2nd time entering CQWW, rather than just cherry-picking DX.
The big story was obviously 15 meters. That has got to be the most fun you
can have on 15 meters with no sunspots. We partied like it was 1999!
Absolutely amazing. I am so glad I put up a dedicated 15m dipole rather than
tune my 40m dipole. I am looking forward to reading K7RA's Propagation Report
this week to see him explain this extraordinary propagation on 15.

From Southern Calif, 15 what white hot on Saturday, and cooled down to red hot
on Sunday. 15 really finished strong too. In the last 3 minutes I picked
up 2 zone-country doublets - VC2C and 9M8YY.

I guess I matched my totals from last year on 20, but it sure seemed like a
dud
compared to 15. I forced myself to go over there, but it just didn't produce
the multipliers like 15.

75 and 40 were so-so. At 2200z Sunday I had a loud pipeline into Brazil.
The LU's and CX's faded out. Only PY's.

The only new-new country for me was Easter Is - CC0Y. Did they pick a great
year to be SOSB/15, or what? Same goes for A35RK.

Lots of band counters like A35RK, VC2C, CQ9K, mainly on 15. Tnx to K6RBS
for answering my "CQ Zone 3" on 10 meters.

I am glad I ran assisted mode - I found quite a few mults that way. I think
I will run assisted on CW too.

Rig: FT-990

Ants:
80 meter dipole sloped from 50 feet
40 meter inverted vee up 50 feet at apex
20 meter 2 element dipole beam - pointed west on first day, east the
second
15 meter dipole up 25 feet
10 meter ringo ranger

N3FJP Software
 
VE7ABC   SOAB(A) LP   65,3022007-10-31 20:40:36
Band conditions from my QTH this year were very poor, couple that with an
unusual high (S9+) noise level for the most part, a rotator indicator that failed, (makes for fun wondering were the beam is pointed from the basement) and it was a lot of work to dig out the points I got. Openings to EU/AF few and far between, and the Pacific area other than Hawaii were also slim pickings. However the fun was still there. My thanks to all who answered my little pistol signal. See you next year.
 
RU6LA   SOSB(A)/80 HP   208,8002007-10-31 23:21:10
TS-850 + PA
cross bi-square quads @85m
beverages

not in log 1, 3, 6, 12, 31, 32, 34, 36, 39, 40 Z

Countries
1A 3DA 3V 3W 4L 4O 4S 4U1I 4X 5B
5H 6Y 8P 9A 9K 9V A4 A7 BY C5
C6 CM CN CT CT3 CU DL DU E7 EA
EA6 EA8 EA9 EI EK ER ES EU EX EY
F FJ FY G GD GI GM GM/s GW HA
HB HB0 HC8 HI HK HL HR I IG9 IS
IT9 J2 J3 J6 JA JT K KP2 KP4 LA
LU LX LY LZ OD OE OH OH0 OK OM
ON OZ P4 PA PJ2 PY S5 SM SP SV
SV5 SV9 T7 TA TA1 TI UA UA2 UA9 UN
UR V2 VE VK VP2M VP5 VP9 VR YB YL
YO YU YV Z3 ZS

80M %

EU 856 80.3
AF 14 1.3
AS 119 11.2
NA 57 5.3
SA 13 1.2
OC 7 0.7

QSOs: DL-118, SP-69, UR-62, I-59, UA9/0-49, OK-47, UA-46(0 points), Gs-38,
EA-33, K-33, YO-33, JA-32,
 
YL6W(YL2GD)   SOAB HP   1,038,3882007-11-01 01:06:12
CUL in WW CW!
73! Gunar
 
ERØWW(UT5UDX)   SOAB(A) HP   7,204,3462007-11-01 02:43:19
Nice opening on 15,unfortunatly,lost last 4!!! hours.
Anyway,nice to hear a lots of friends.
CU in CW part,Serge UT5UDX
 
DL2AA   SOAB(A) HP   575,3522007-11-01 03:30:15
It was hard to run on any band for me so I did S&P most of the time. The lesson
I have learned once again is that monobanders make the difference....
However, the new vertical works well on the low bands but I need to get a
decent receive antenna for 160. Sorry for those which I could not hear on 160
due to the noise here in my QTH.

Maik
DL2AA
 
VK1CC   M/2 HP   2,325,9662007-11-01 03:30:34
Good conditions on Saturday, but much poorer Sunday (with storms and local QRM
making things difficult)..
 
EA9LZ   SOAB HP   4,153,4092007-11-01 03:32:58
Unfortunately I cannot finish contest, I've got cold, the headaech was horrible
and I cannot support one second more actived during the contest.
Propagation was better than last year but I cannot give a full opinion, but
okay, will see what happened in WPXssb.
One more time thank's to everyone call me.
73
ea9lz
Jorge
ea9lz@hotmail.com
 
SO2R(SP2FAX)   SOSB/160 HP   150,3852007-11-01 03:41:45
The complete poor propagation on NA - only several qso with U.S.A./Canada.
Northern Poland then bad place at aurora.
Any way, first time in history of every SSB contest on 160 such quantity qso
-more 1460. It is thanks of the fantastic activity from Europe.
E.g. 405 German stations in the log.
There congratulates SN3R of the new Eu record.

Kaz
 
PJ4E(@K2NG)   M/2 HP   20,600,6462007-11-01 06:58:39
It's amazing how fast a year goes by and CQWW kicks off contest season again for
everyone. I started my planning right after our operation in 2006. Many
operators expressed their interest in joining the team for 2007 and I
appreciate everyone who emailed in asking.

PJ4 - Bonaire is a small island located about 50 miles North off the coast of
Venezuela and is apart of what is called the "ABC Island" of Aruba, Bonaire,
and Curacao. Population is around 15,000 people; tourism, diving, snorkeling,
wind surfing, and salt make up most of the economy for the island. Averages
high temperatures are around 87 degrees with lows in mid-70's. Beautiful blue
water and not usually threaten by hurricanes the ABC islands are a very popular
vacation spot for many.

Team PJ4E this year consisted of K6AM, N0VD, W0CN, WK4Y, WA4PGM, WZ8P, and
local PA3CNX(soon PJ4NX). All seasoned operators and most operating from many
places all the world.

K6AM - John traveled directly to Bonaire and everyone met him for is arrival.
John came loaded for bear with several cases for goodies. When it comes to
building switching audio antenna voice keying do hickies John has quite a few
that work well. He's also a frequent traveler when it comes to contesting.

N0VD - Kelly a return op from last year and now soon to be resident was a
pleasure to have on the team again. He also had video audio laptop recording
thinga ma bobbs that soon hopefully will turn out to be a small video of the
trip. You can see more about him at: http://www.dxcentral.com/

W0CN - Dan met Roy and I at the Miami airport it was funny when we arrived the
departure terminal and looked for him and not having met before was unsure what
each may look like so I called him on my cell phone only to find out we were
less than 10 feet away to begin with!!!! Dan is active Air Force and has
traveled to many rare places are the world. From MIA we flew to Curacao, here
we would stay for 3 nights at Sunset Waters and visiting Geoff and Cindy Howard
at Signal Point(PJ2T). Dan made close to 2000 Qso's as PJ2/W0CN during that
time.

WK4Y - Roy had the trip of a lifetime for his first contest expedition. We've
operated together for many years at W4MYA's and while mobile during the VA QSO
Parties. He was eager to run and did and excellent job filling the logs from
both PJ2 and PJ4.

WA4PGM - Thank you everyone for the contacts it's you who make the contest
without your participation CQWW wouldn't be one of the best. This was my second
year as PJ4E and it keeps getting better. Each year our 3 night trip to Curacao
is always a special treat when we're able to visit Geoff and Cindy. Your
hospitality is appreciated by everyone!!!!!!!!!! Everyone enjoyed operated from
the famous "Signal Point". When I read your score on 3830 I was very
disappointed to see you guys having so much trouble. We've emailed many times
about going head to head as Multi-2 and was happy to hear your team was
deciding to give it a go. It was unfortunately for both us as the low band
noise was extremely bad due the to the fact of storms in Curacao and Venezuela.
I'm sure the Tropical Depression wasn't helping either so my apologizes to
everyone who called and called. Believe me we tried and installed 2 beverages
plus a K9AY rx array, when it's 20 to 30 over 9 don't look for a fun night. I
was one of the operators Saturday night so I had my ears tortured. Around
1:30AM Sunday I decided to switch to 20 meters and found the band wide open to
the Middle East, Asia, Europe and picked up many multipliers and zones.
Quickly, SV, SV9, A7, 9N, 9M2, 5H, 7X, A6, and others were in the log. We
hardly had any problems that wasn't quickly resolved, the network performed
great(thanks N1MM). Plans are already in the works to operate PJ4E next year.
Logs will be uploaded to eQSL and LOTW, QSL PJ4E via WA4PGM with SASE or SAE
and $1 if you prefer direct.

WZ8P - Everett arrived CUR on Sunday and Geoff and I met him outside. He's been
to many places like J68, HK0, VP2E, and had many stories to share. Lots of
energy and was outstanding operator, he even worked a 5, 7, and 11 year old
operators. Everett had a fun time on trip except the when his flight Miami to
Columbus, Ohio was canceled. He finally made it home on Wednesday morning with
no luggage! See: http://wz8p.com/ for more about him.

PA3CNX - Peter soon to be PJ4NX is now a resident from Holland and his
knowledge of the island certainly helped us in many ways. He been active on the
many bands HF to UHF even EME and soon will be building a new house and station
so look for his signal only to get stronger. Thank you my friend for
everything!!!!!!!!

See ya next year!!
73,
Kyle

Clubs:
W0CN - Florida Contest Group (FCG)
WK4Y & WA4PGM - Potomac Valley Radio Club (PVRC)
WZ8P - Mad River Radio Club (MRRC)
N0VD - Grand Mesa Contesters of Colorado (GMCC)
K6AM - Southern California Contest Club (SCCC)
 
OK2ZAW   SOSB(A)/80 HP   135,0962007-11-01 08:41:53
Thanks for nice contest. Thanks all from Solnice contest QTH.
 
W6SR   SOSB/15 HP   50,7782007-11-01 08:52:46
Poor conditions, no Northern EU or JA runs here. Most of the score came in first
4 hours of operating, after that it was just crankin' the ol' dial and lookin'
fer mults. ...........de Rick
 
N4MO   SOSB/15 LP   142,7582007-11-01 09:08:08
LONG HAUL ZONES JUST NOT HEARD THIS YEAR!
 
DO1SAR   SOAB HP   22007-11-01 09:09:10
Hard to work the Station with a wet nail.
 
LR2F   M/S HP   4,267,1162007-11-01 10:12:50
Great to have the chance to operate from LR2F. Beautiful place. The shack is
located in one of the corners of a 3800 acres farm.

We were visited by Murphy quiet a lot this weekend!
First of all, lost the whole first night due to a strong winds storm, then
lightnings strikes were all over the place till 05 UTC. Finally started the
contest at 8 utc, but with the idea to enter SOSB 15, as the first night was
complete lost to work the low bands.
Operated 15 mts till 17 utc on Sat when LU4FPZ showed up, and then we decided
to have a little mor fun doing MS.
The mult station was only able to work for a few hours, as LU4FPZ visited us
part time.
It was fun dough.
Tnx everybody for the Qs, and tnx LU2FA for his kind hospitality and support.

73

the crew @ LR2F - 2006 CQ WW DX SSB Contest
 
NJ4F   SOAB HP   230,7242007-11-01 10:15:46
S&P only
 
W1HIS   SOAB HP   493,5922007-11-01 10:33:28
Single antenna for all bands: Wire, length = 22 m (71'), height = 6 m (20').
 
GM7V(GM4YXI)   SOAB HP   3,755,3202007-11-01 10:42:10
The contest itself was a bit disappointing to be honest. For me, conditions were
NOT very good. I am always amused by how high activity is interpreted as 'good
conditions' during CQWW.

160m - Spent a bit more time here than usual in a search for QSOs! No
transatlantic signals on the first night, two USA and three VE on the second,
no zone 8, ZY7C and several others didn't hear me.

80m - 8.8% QSOs were NA and these came in dribs and drabs, no decent runs and
they were rarely loud. Very little to the east either and I missed some African
multipliers

40m - several have reported on the odd conditions. For me they were just bad.
Probably the worst path to NA I can remember in this contest (only 9% of QSOs),
even less to Asia with a big gap in zones east of the
z17/21 line until I work z30 long path. Very odd spells where the band almost
faded out. Maybe MUF falling below 7MHz here. Certainly killed by the aurora.
Sunday evening saw better signals from the NW but I didn't seem to be able to
make any headway. Regarding activity below 7.040, it now seems that this
territory is regarded as 'open' where before, at least it seemed good hunting
ground for non-Eu QSOs. Not any more. I am not sure that I, or anyone else has
quite figured out what to do with our access above 7.1MHz?

20m - Thank God for 20m. At least I could make some QSOs though it was several
hours each morning before the audible stations became workable.
NA was present on day one but mostly zone 5, zone 4 stations were weak and
watery and Z3 absent. They were better on day 2 but zone 3 was weak and had
less than 10 QSOs here. Missed zone 6. Never had a hope of zone
1 or 31, zone 12 was never found, 19 and 27 were propagation-wise perhaps a
skip too far (north) and I missed three African zones. Only a third of QSOs
were NA.

15m - Despite this being my best points per Q band, it was also my worst band,
relatively speaking. Propagation here was really killed on day one but perked
up after 1300 on day 2. 15m was very poor F2-wise and the Sporadic E was less
strong than on 10m, thus it was hard to make headway. I only had 145 Qs on 15m
on day one and could only manage 3 z5 stations. Both mornings were dreadful,
could not work beyond zone17 or zone21.

10m - Sporadic E was better than nothing and spiced up things a bit but
Africans were scanty and SA was hard to get at all. In retrospect I spent
rather too long here looking for stuff beyond zone14 / 15 and may have been
better employed elsewhere. Es seemed more widespread on Sunday.

Someone posted a comment this year, echoing something I've been bleating on
about for years. If you are using a DVK but it's not your voice in the message,
you (may) cause great confusion.

Thanks for all the QSOs and all the fun (and frustration!). Next year.......

CU in CW

Keith GM4YXI (GM7V)
 
SJ4F(SM4DHF)   SOAB LP   159,1202007-11-01 10:53:22
Was offered a cabin the in mountains during the contest weekend. Didi not want
to miss the action so brought the equipment and some wire and a vertical
along.
Cabing was on the mountain side with a decent shot to the west and south but
did not hear any dx east.
Actually it was so steep downhills that with the dipole about 50 feet up in the
trees I was looking down over the dipole just by moving about 200 feet away!!
First time in my life I have been looking down over my antenna!
Amazed I was able to catch any DX! Had a great weekend though! ;)

73 Goran SJ4F (SM4DHF)
 
6V7G(EA1FDI)   SOSB/15 LP   1,233,5712007-11-01 10:53:39
TS870 and 3 elements monoband yagi
 
PU2LSM(@PY2DM)   SOSB/10 LP   341,2142007-11-01 11:01:45
THIS WAS MY FIRST PARTICIPATION IN A CONTEST IN FULL TIME...I AM HAM ONLY 4
MONTHS, I´M HAPPY WITH MY RESULTS.
A SPECIAL THANKS TO MAMIRO(PY2DM), I AM REALLY THANKFUL FOR RECEIVED ME IN HIS
EXCELLENT STATION.
I WISH TO BE ON ANOTHER CONTEST AND TO CATCH YOU ON FREQ.
73

ALAN PU2LSM
 
OK2N(OK2NN)   SOSB/15 LP   136,5102007-11-01 11:39:48
TS850sat
7 el.YAGI mono, up15m, boom 15m
 
SN3R(SP6HEQ)   SOSB/160 HP   160,9942007-11-01 12:11:15
This year, before contest everything was against, so this operation could not
have been possible without the help of friends from SP3KEY & SP3PJY clubs.
Farmer finished his agricultural work in thursday - one day before event.
Result his job: one pole supporting 4 SQ K9AY was broken, lot of radials broken
and of course no beverages. Wieslaw, SQ3BME help me to rebuild 4 SQ K9AY. Thank
you very much! Thanks Bogdan SP3RBR and Slawek SP3WVC I recover one beverage
(US) in saturday evening. Great thanks to all!
During contest everything goes perfect. Aurora "touch" my location (200 km SW
from Kaz SP2FAX) only from time to time. 450 QSO first night incl. 7 US, 1 VE
and few Central America mults - more whenever before. All overseas signals
weak, excepting VY2ZM, W3LPL and K3BU who was 57 one hour after my SR! Second
night was also good, but after midnight rate go down to around 20/hour and
comming up after 2 hours. Few rare mults came i.e. Brasill. Up to my sun rise
around 20 US & few Canadian called me. Mostly of them was weak, but workable!
Last evening bring unexpected 300 QSO including NA stations and rare mult -
China.
Finally amazing 350 German stations in the log, and 48 US! Up to today I can`t
belive it! It is more then for example PA (42) stations!
Thanks to all who called me and CU in CQWW CW.

Wieslaw, SP6HEQ
 
LX7I(LX2A)   SOAB HP   5,934,5982007-11-01 12:13:32
It was again a great pleasure to take part in the contest and want to thank
everybody who called me.
I finished all antennaworks just in time, on friday afternoon. Everything
worked very well, except on 80m where the new antenna still needs some
adjusment. Nearly all QSOs were mad with my 80M Loop.

This year I spend again too much time for working multipliers instead of making
QSOs, but I was able to increase my score from last year about 1.000.000.

I tried for the first time to be actif the whole 48hours which became very hard
at the end.
I hope to cu in the CQWWCW as M/?

73s and enjoy contesting

Philippe LX2A / LX7I
WWYC and 27years old

www.lx2a.com

Equipment:
IC-756 Pro 3 DX2
IC-756 AL-1200
MK2R+ Wintest

10M: 5el@ 16m und FB-33@19m
15M: 5el@ 22m
20M: 4el@ 26m und FB-33@19m
40M: 2el@ 29m und Dipol @ 18m
80M: Loop and Vertcal
160: Dipol @24m
 
S51F   SOAB LP   1,236,2732007-11-01 12:18:00
CU in CW part
 
SK7OA   M/S LP   457,3732007-11-01 12:25:49
Our fisrt CQ WW DX SSB Contest !
73 !
SM7YGZ, SM7YLZ, SM7LXV & SG7A @ SK7OA
 
DL7AOS(@DF4UM)   M/S HP   672,4652007-11-01 12:54:54
Only 36 hours of operating time due to time constraints, no antenna for 160m, no
cluster assistance and only two operators. Had much fun anyways, conditions were
better than expected, nice short skip on 10m. Thanks to Mary for the
hospitality.
 
KØRF   SOSB(A)/160 HP   3,8502007-11-01 13:09:14
No time to get on but had to do something so I played on 160.

73,

Chuck
 
SM6WET   SOAB(A) HP   383,1692007-11-01 14:04:39
THE VERTICAL APPROACH

I am very pleased with this contest as it is since I started on HF in 2004 the
best result I ever had in a DX Contest. Ofcource the propagition was quite bad
even though 10m was a surprise. However there was nothing wrong with the
activity. Could have been a few more stations on in different African
countries. But maybee I was just out of luck.

My normal conditions is a very small lot of 480m² minus the space for the
house, the garage and 2 parking lots. As you can imagine there is not much
space for antennas and topband is just out of the questions if I dont put up
some balloon supported vertical. I will have to choose between ¼-wave vertical
on 40m or inverted-L on 80m + a tribander.
Therefor I chosen to go to the summer cabin in the woods for this contest. It
has it's advantages like: No TVI, less noise and static, no disturbing
neigbours, friends or solicitors, YL not wanting me to fix this and that on the
house and most importantly lots of 20m high pine trees.
The disadvantage is however: Cabin is not insulated meaning alot of time
shuffling wood in the furnace, lots of time carrying in wood to the furnice,
only a outhouse toilet which is freezing cold and worst of all - no beam.

Setup:
Tranciever: Yaesu FT-920 (No SSB filter, it only fits 1 and it is for CW)
Amp: Ten-Tec Titan 425
Interfaces: Exodin soundcard interface and Microham interface to keep the log
on the right band.
Log: Writelog 10,47
DVK: Soundboard DVK in Writelog but changed to built in DVK in rig.
Cluster: Rolled out some 50m telephone cable to neighbour cabin and used
dial-up internet access on free call number (ofcource with neibours
permission).

Antennas:
10m: ECO Antenne 7-band multiband vertical

15m: ECO Antenne 7-band multiband vertical

20m: Vertical wire dipole with radial slightly leaning towards west, feed up
7m. Wirethickness 6mm² and insulated.

40m: ¼-wave wire vertical hung in a burch tree, feed point up 4m with a
RF-choke and 8 elevated radials leaning down to 1,5m hight. Antenna is over a
swampy ground and overlooks a lake towards the west so the radial stakes
towards west was hit down right on the edge between lake and land. All wire
1,5mm².
Had a half-square beam made but never put it up.

80m: ¼-wave wire vertical hung in a pine tree, feed aprox 1m over ground with
12 on-ground radials (I know should be more but hey, it was a weekend setup).
Vertical was 1,5mm² and radials a mix.

160m: ¼-wave wire sloping inverted L hung from a pine tree.
The model was feeding it up at approx 4m, 16m vertical and then the rest
slanting/leaning away as far as possible, the end came some 6m from the ground.
There was 2 elevated radials going north and south only. I had no radials below
to make a ground grid. Wire was 1mm².

No special recieving antennas (unfortunatly).


All the contests I entered have been for the main goal of working some new DX
countries, new band countries or new states or similar. That have been the main
focus and therefor I have put a great effort in trying to work multipliers,
countries I new would be new and just having a good time. This time I was going
to try to put more effort into 160m and 10m as I had not worked a 100 countries
there yet.

A wise ham I know once said, that if one put an effort into a contest one
should be able to work a DXCC over a contest weekend. I dont know if he ment
with a large beam or as me, with only verticals but I never managed to do it
from home with my 3-el tribander on top of my chimney. At home I only got
around 85ish. Calculating countries worked when I finally got all the QSOs in
my Lux-Log main logging software I was surprised to see that I finally done it.
105 DXCC and that is ofcource not counting the contest multiplier of Sicily as a
country.


So - what misshappens did I have......? Only a few 5.
A few times I started to not get any power out, I turned to CW for a quick tune
and the power out was back and also when I went to Sideband, perhaps there was
some protection thingy that moved in on the Titan. I experianced this problem a
few times during the last night.

Clicking spotted calls on the bandmap should be done carefully, some stations
were spotted with a QSX out of my band. One has to pay attention to if the
radio goes split and were it goes. It is easy to TX out of band.

Another problem I had was with the writelog DVK. Everything worked fine trying
out the echo microphone application running my Heil headset into the mic input
of the soundboard of my home desktop computer, then out of the soundboard
through my Exodin interface into the patch port of the FT-920.
However, when doing this with my laptop my voice was sooooo low on modulation I
could barely hear myself in the monitor even if I screamed in the mic when
recording - the noise was however very loud. I never found out what was wrong
but instead used the build in DVK on the rig when calling CQ.
Due to my DVK problems I would estimate that 2% of my QSOs were running and the
rest S&P.

Yet another problem was on 10/15/20 - lots of stations reported me being very
very strong in signal but having crap modulation. On the other hand there was
alot of stations on the lower bands who forgot their normal fiveninefourteen or
fivenineonesix and actually told me "wow, your banging" or "Magnus your +50 in
spain". I sometimes had to turn down my power or even shut of my amp to get
through a pile-up. I dont think there was anything wrong with the amp, instead
I think I somehow got HF in my station due to the antennas for 10/15 and 20
being on the house or right next to it.

I drove home my YL spouce on Sunday afternoon and about half way back popping
my stereo loud I had a feeling the car was very swurvy. After some 5Km I
started to feel some strange smell and I thought I heard some strange noise.
Turning of the stereo I heard a strange BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG coming from
the rear of my car so I turned in on a side road and went out to inspect. Well
was my rear left tire very broken and even smoking a bit or what? I felt it
with my fingertip and actually got a small 3rd degree burn. I lost some time
changing tires due to those stupid original scissor jackers and how about the
lock bolts.

Something about the bands:
10m good: I actually worked a new country on 10m getting me only 4 from 5BDXCC.
There were openings to Asia, Africa, SA as well as most parts of Europe.

10m bad: Called on stations in the following countries with a full KW but even
though the may not have had anyone calling back to them they did'nt hear me:
Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Colombia, Aruba, Bonaire, US
Virgin, South Africa, Gambia, Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE and more. Maybee
I should by one of thos cheap 4el-CB beams and tune it for 10m.

15m good: Some nice openings, I guess it is always like that but just bad
activation. Actually worked more on 15m then 20m. Worked 2 new band countries.

15m bad: Missed alot ones just like on 10m.

20m good: Seemed to have quite a good path to USA/Canada, everyone I called
came right back to me. Worked 3 new band countries.

20m bad: This vertical was doing real good towards W and SE but had to yell my
lungs soar to even work France or Spain. Maybee leaning too much and being a
vertidip it´s one and only radial should have gone straight down instead of
leaning a bit towards NW.

40m good: Too beat this antenna I have to put up a beam! There was no stations
pile-up that I could'nt break in max 2 calls. Worked a whole 9 new band
countries. Really nice conditions on sunday morning with ZL booming in over
USA.

80m good: In comparisson the 80m antenna works great but it could use some more
radials. Very happy to work C50C in Gambia on 80m as well as 4U1WRC in ITU
Geneva. That was my only 2 new countries on 80m. Thought I would get HV on 80m
but they never turned up when I was on the band.

160m good: Worked 7 new band countries on 160m excluding that I actually worked
my first JA on topband testing the antenna a few hours before the start of the
contest. I am now 3/4 from having QSOs enough to claim cards to a DXCC.
The band was very very very crowded and it was sometimes extremely difficult to
hear the week DX trough lots of QRM. Some nice ones 1A3A Sovereign order of
Malta, AO8A in Canary Islands, EA6LP in Balearic Isl was a new, EK0B in
Armenia, P3F in Cyprus, YZ8A and a few Canadians.

40/80/160m bad: If only I could hear all I wanted to work. I heard several
stations in the West Indies and SA on topband but could never call in between
the side QRM because I would never be able to hear if the came back. Also
missed C50C and a ZS station like that. Was looking for HV alot on topband but
when those times happend they were spotted I could never hear them.

Most funniest episode:
I got through to HC8N in Galapagos and the said "Thanx for multiplier, can you
go on 80m we´re on 3720". A while later I call them on 80m and they thank for
the multiplier and ask me "Can you go on 40?", I told them that I allready
worked them on 40m and was asked to go on 80m wheroff they reply, "Oh yea
How´bout 160?"

Lessons learned:
1. Get my high band antennas away from the cabin to reduce HF/RF problems.
2. It seems other stations heard me better on the low bands. I need to:
2.1 Get a filter (have for CQWW CW) for SSB.
2.2 Put up beverages to null out my EU friends so that I can hear the DX.

Some thing for NA stations to think about:
Not all European countries have recieved more allocation on 40m above 7100.
You still need to listen below 7100 to get among others SM in the log on 40m.

That be all!
CU in CQWW-CW

73 de Magnus SM6WET
 
6W1RY(F5VHJ)   SOAB HP   5,584,2282007-11-01 14:52:05
I made lots of plans to do better than last year, but the local QRN beat me
down. Not having a rotating beam hurt the score, so I should be happy with the
results. I did not run across as many familiar call signs this year, maybe they
took the weekend off and are preparing instead for CW! Many thanks to all how
called me and got into the log.
 
K7WP   SOAB HP   76,1282007-11-01 15:02:43
Very little time, but great to hear the bands in better shape than expected.
Good test for some antenna upgrades here...all seemed to do well. On to WWCW.
Thanks for all the Q's and 73..........John
 
IR4X   M/2 HP   16,580,0002007-11-01 15:16:39
Another amazing CQWW contest. Unexpected conditions on 20 and 15 meters.
It is a great pleasure to work all friend that always calling us in every
contests from many many years.
Every time is a great job to prepare stations, antennas and computers but every
time is a great fun .
Our qsos records this year but with a lower average in points/qsos.

Many thanks to all entrants that make this game so thrilling.
Cu on CW.
73 de MONTE CAPRA CONTEST TEAM
 
YT2T   M/S HP   5,520,5302007-11-01 16:33:53
160 m : INV V
80 m : Vertical l/4
40 m : 2 el Quad @ 20m
20 m : 5 el beam @ 25m
15 m : 4 el Quad @ 15m
10 m : 6 el beam @ 15m

TX/RX : Kenwood ts-930s & ts-850s & ft-1000 .

Thanks for qso`s . CU in CW part like YU2A .

73 de Marko YT2T (ex.4N1JA) and Co.
 
LQØD(LU3DR)   SOSB/40 HP   18,5742007-11-01 16:40:13
Thanks to all stations contacted. Too many lost by the QRN.
73s DXs de
Dario LU3DR / LQ0D
 
W1CTN   SOAB HP   644,0852007-11-01 17:46:54
My first high power contest and the linear dies just before the contest on 160,
80 and 40 meters. I have to operate on 80 and 40 with 200 watts output,
20-15-10 at a kilowatt out from a troublesome Amp Supply LK 500 ZA.

Looks like some parasitics ate some of the bandswitch and tank coil.

Repairs are underway...before I am finished I'll know this amp like the back of
my hand.

My Inverted L for 160 will not load, so no 160 this time around.

Signals wall to wall on 20 meters. Nice to have propagation on 10 and 15.

Rig: FT 1000MP Mk 5
Power output: 1 kw 20-15-10, 200 watts 80 and 40 :(
Ant Farm: 80 meter dipole at 50 feet
40 meter dipole at 50 feet
T10 log periodic at 53 feet

73
Dave W1CTN
Radio Ansonia
 
VE2IM(VE3DZ)   SOAB HP   5,576,3232007-11-01 18:20:00
This is my 9th year of traveling to Zone 2 for CQ WW Contests.
The plan was to drive together with Paul VE3TA, who generously agreed to
help with driving and antenna installation, but unfortunately he had to cancel
due to other obligations. However, he gave me invaluable gift - his
Alpha 87a, for which I am very grateful.
I didn't do such a long driving (1500 km one way) for years, so this appeared
to be quite a challenge. Another problem was the beam at VE2CSI, which was
damaged late last year and has not been fixed up until recently, but thanks to

VE2NN and crew, they managed to put it up on Monday, 4 days before the
contest.
Anyway, I left Toronto on Tuesday around 3 P.M. and was in Montreal at around
9 P.M. after first 550 km of driving.
Stayed overnight at my buddy's (VE2XAA) place and left for Sept-Iles at around
6:30 in the morning.
The driving was good, weather was excellent and I already made a half way at
around noon when get on the ferry at Tadoussac. Everything was just cool and I
felt great.
Usually Mr. Murphy - one way or another accompanies every trip to Zone 2.
This time he decided to strike early and in very different manner. About 1250
km
into the journey (250 km before Sept-Iles) suddenly I heard very loud crash
sound at the rear of my car followed by grinding noise coming from the rear of
my Subaru Outback.
I pulled over and checked everything - no visible damage, nothing was leaking.
I decided to carry on at the speed of 60-70 km/h, because the noise was more
tolerable at this speed.
Made it into Sept-iles late in the evening, met Rodrigue VE2NN and he gave me
keys from the location.
Next morning I went to nearest Subaru dealership (the good thing it was right
across the road, maybe 500 meters from VE2CSI) and to my delight the manger was
speaking good English. They told me to leave a car so the tech would be able to
examine it and promised to give me a call in about half oh ah hour.
I came back, installed my vertical for the 2nd radio and set up the station. It
was 2 P.M. - almost 4 hours since I left my car - nobody called.
I called myself and they answered that technician just came from lunch break
and will be taking my car for a road test. Good news.
Anyway, the problem was my hand break. Something broke inside the rear tire
drum and damaged it.
Good news - my car was fixed (except for the hand break that needs to be
repaired).
Bad news - my trip became $300 more expensive.
Friday morning the VE2DXY (KD3TB, K3FMQ and KD3RF) gang paid me a usual visit
on Friday morning.
At that time station consisted of FT1000MP, IC746, Alpha 87, SB220 and 2
identical laptops was almost set up as SO2R. Almost - because laptops did not
want to talk to each other.
Actually, each laptop saw the other one, I could ping one from another and vise
versa, just one of them for some mysterious reason did not want to share his
information with the other one while using N1MM.
With CTWin everything was perfect, network worked well, however, there was
absolutely impossible to activate PTT under CtWin and I did not really want to
use two different foot switches...
I finally screwed up with one laptop so it wouldn't boot, that left me with
only one computer and I had to rewire everything to be able to do SO2R with one
computer.
I didn't have access to internet in the shack so I had to drive twice to the
motel of VE2DXY to download latest version of N1MM and some other stuff.
Finally around 6:30 local time - an hour and a half before the contest -
everything was up and running with one laptop and I even managed to drive
quickly to the store to buy some grocery for the contest.
Started contest on 20 m with 2nd radio on 40, run was pretty decent on 20 with
99.9% callers being from the U.S.
Calling anybody on a second radio with 800 watts and vertical was quite a
challenge, so I managed very few 2nd radio QSO in the first couple of hours.
I also encountered another problem with IC746 - for some reason, when using
N1MM voice keyer with laptop internal soundcard the input audio level was too
low even at a maximum volume control level and significantly lower than when
you just use microphone.
later I ended up giving up on a second radio, used it on the 2nd radio just for
3 or 4 QSO. Alpha 87a was such a beauty allowing you a quick band change, so I
was able to move countless amount of people from band to band.
However, presence of another 3, all - Multi-Op stations from Zone 2 made me
...eeeh...not too interesting for some guys that I was trying to move.
Also from my experience, I found it much more difficult to concentrate on SO2R
in SSB Contest, rather than in CW.
Another pain in a back was 40 meters band. My both antennas did not resonate
above 7200 so I missed almost 99.9% of DX stations from EU and Oceania that
were listening above 7200 and never bothered to check their own frequency.
Also, being up North means that a lot of guys simply do not hear you.
VK3YXC, ZM2M and others were simply CQing in my face on 40, not even asking for
repeat...
15 was hot both days. I stayed on 15 almost the whole day Saturday, missing
some easy 20 m mults and short 10 m openings.
But I simply couldn't resist. Sometimes the pile-up was enormous.
next day I paid more attention to 20 and 10 and managed to raise a count of
mults on 20 significantly, but 10 was not as good as on Saturday.
I slept 2 hours the first night and 4 hours on the 2nd night.
After the contest we met at Mikey's for our annual "Zone 2" dinner. It was so
nice to see old friends from VE2DXY and VA2ZM multi stations. Really, these
guys are heroes. VE2DXY crew came all the way from Pennsylvania, driving 1600
km
one way, and VA2ZM drove 950 km from Montreal. They definitely won't make it
into the top ten, and probably will not even make into K3EST's "special
mention" list, but they keep on doing it every year... Don't ask me why - I
don't know. I don't know why I'm doing it. Just for fun???
Next morning I woke up at 7 A.M. with heavy head and eye infection, spent 3
hours putting down antennas and packing equipment and left Sept-Iles around
10:30 in the morning. You don't want to know what some people do while driving
1000 km's alone and trying to keep themselves awake! :-)
Anyway, I made it to Montreal at around 9 P.M., spent a night at my friend's
place again, and finally on Tuesday around noon I safely arrived home.

Big thank you to:
- Rodrigue VE2NN and Sept-Iles club members for invaluable help;
- Alex VE2XAA and his family for warm hospitality in Montreal;
- Paul VE3TA for the loan of Alpha 87 and support;
- VE2DXY crew (KD3TB, KD3RF and K3FMQ) for their help;
- Gus VO1MP for help with parts for Mosley PRO37;
- everybody who moved for me giving me new multipliers;
- all for the QSOs.
Congratulations to Jeff VY2ZM and John VC3J on their fantastic scores. Great
stations and excellent operators!
See you all in CQ WW CW.

73 Yuri VE3DZ VE2IM VO1AAM
 
W4TMN   SOAB LP   506,2172007-11-01 18:30:03
I did not have a good feeling about this year's contest because I have been too
busy to participate in my usual "warmup contests", CAQP & PAQP. Matter of
fact, the last contest I was in seriously was the IARU HF in July. I was
almost tempted to quit after the terrible conditions on Friday night and early
Saturday morning. Once the storms left the area, things began to pick up and I
was able to beat last year's score when the contest was only half finished.
That made me decide to stick with it instead of watching college football or
playing with the kids. I started having computer problems Saturday evening and
I had to keep fooling with it and that kept me from working a number of
contacts. I can't complain about my 100 watts and a G5RV. It allowed me to
work a couple of new countries for me during this one. And it definitely
performed better than last year!!! It was great to hear all of the big guns
and especially my friend Paul, N4PN, working hard on 40 meters. I always
listen in amazement to the efficiency of stations such as W3LPL, K3LR, N4PN,
and W5WMU to name just a few. I can't wait until we get some sunspots!!!! I
really appreciate all of the effort that everyone took digging my puny signal
out of the mud and being patient as I had to repeat my call a few times.
Thanks for all of the Q's! See you next year when I try to top this year's
personal best score!
 
K2SX   SOAB(A) HP   26,7122007-11-01 19:01:31
Unexpected house guests limited my operating time in addition to my normal
non-SSB proclivities (too much chance that a neighbor might realize that RFI
they were experiencing might be man made). Sounded like much better condx than
had been expected. Maybe there is hope for cw.
 
P4ØW(W2GD)   SOAB HP   9,384,5752007-11-01 19:36:17
Rig: IC756ProII, TenTec Titan 425 (1KW) SO1R WinTest Software V 3.17

Antennas:
160: Vertical Dipole, Inverted V @ 70'
80: 3 ele wire yagi pointed EU @ 60', Inverted V @ 70'
40: 4 ele wire yagi pointed EU @ 60', 2 ele wire yagi to US/JA @ 70', F12 C4
20: F12 4 ele @ 72', F12 C4@60'
15: Cushcraft 4 ele @ 82', F12 C4
10: F12 5 ele @ 77', F12 C4
800' beverage EU, 450' beverage US/JA, 500' bev N/S, 500' bev E/W


COMMENTS:

All week I knew there would be 'issues' this time largely weather related that
would ultimately had a trickle down effect on how the contest played out for
me. With a tropical depression forming over KP4 the normal wind/wx pattern
was disrupted, the easterly trade winds replaced by a quite rare westerly flow.
This created a wet unstable air mass overhead that produced persistent
cloudiness, showers and t-storms. Heavy showers and local t-storms cost me 1.5
days of precious outdoor setup work time, delaying the final station antenna
prep until late Friday morning. I was physically tired going into the contest
after climbing one of my towers four times on Friday morning to repair coax and
rotator control cable failures. This probably played some part in my problems
with sleep management later in the weekend.

Given the elevated QRN levels from the TD, I expected low band operation would
be a challenge and it certainly turned out that way. Poor 160M and 80M
propagation to EU Friday night further complicated the situation. It took
persistent calling to raise even the louder EU stns. on these bands. Opened up
on 20M, but it was never heart pumping great and conditions deteriorated at
least 30 minutes earlier than last year, forcing a confrontation with the low
band QRN that much sooner. Daytime 20 and 15 seemed quite good for the most
part, but the longer haul opennings to AS seemed down from last year. 10M was
just about a carbon copy of 2006 but the EU signals were less abundant. Had a
hot 311 hour on 10 Saturday afternoon, it was open coast to coast. The
unexpected arrival of P43A on 15M Saturday morning added to the overall level
of difficulty but these things happen (P43A is located just 150M away and runs
a full KW). The beverages helped somewhat.

Regarding off time, the first night worked out perfectly, took an hour just
before sunrise which left me feeling alert and rested all day Saturday. At
0130Z the second night I decided to take a 1.5 hour nap and then go the rest of
the way. Unfortunately despite three alarms buzzing, the nap turned turned into
a nearly 7 hour siesta. As a result I missed most of low band EU time Saturday
night, and took at least 4 more hours of off time than I would have otherwise.
My mistake will probably cost me at least one place in the final results, and
left me pretty upset with myself, but I finally decided it wasn't the end of
the world and forged on. Still had a great time operating what I and others
consider to be the second most competitve and fun DX contest of the year (CQWW
CW is still #1 and will always be the "big show" in my book).

Made time on this trip to socalize with P40PA (W4PA) who operated from P43JB's
QTH. Took Scott on the nickle tour of P4 stations (P49MR, P40A, P43P,
P49Y/P40L and of course P40W/P40R). Then we enjoyed Thursday evening dinner
together with Joop P43JB and his XYL Yvonne. On Friday Scott and I had a high
carb lunch at Pizza Hut and hit the food stores for last minute contest
munchies.

Special congrats to my friends 8P5A and VY2ZM for their FB SOAB HP scores, and
to all the operators worldwide who made an effort to participate, particularly
those who traveled outside their home countries to supply some rare mults.

CU again in CQWW CW from P40W.

73,

John W2GD
 
WP4EDD/QRP   SOSB/80 QRP   56,6402007-11-01 20:03:13
TNX to TONY KP4KE for his help in the ant designing and for his advisor
operating QRP mode.
TNX to all stations who give me the chance to work them.
RADIO ICOM 751A AT 4 WATTS
ANT 3 ELEM 54'BOOM AT 84' HIGH
73 & DX
de WP4EDD
 
LU3JVO   SOSB(A)/10 LP   87,4202007-11-01 20:15:13
ANT: Dipole @7mts 100w RIG: IC-756PRO
TNX ALL QSO´S CU ON CQ WW CW!
 
AA1K   SOAB HP   3,246,2502007-11-01 20:42:46
15 meters was a pleasant surprise.

Made the switch to N1MM logging software about a week before the contest.
Flawless interfacing with Orion 1 and Ft1000MP but only partial success
controlling the DX Doubler and I was out of time to debug so used DXD in manual
mode. But I had some audio problems with the mic connection to the Orion so this
ended up being mostly about an SO1.1R weekend. But the logging went smoothly
despite my limited advance practice.

Did a major re-configuration of the monoband glass-tube amps this year, getting
rid of the three grid-driven amps and now all (5 of them) are grounded grid,
mostly single 4-1000's with one pair of 3-500z. Newly acquired Alpha filled in
on the sixth band.

Station details at www.aa1k.us.


CQ WW SSB - 2007-10-27 0000Z to 2007-10-29 0000Z - 2379 QSOs
AA1K Max Rates:

2007-10-27 1200Z - 5.0 per minute (1 minute(s)), 300 per hour by AA1K
2007-10-27 1327Z - 3.2 per minute (10 minute(s)), 192 per hour by AA1K
2007-10-27 1330Z - 2.3 per minute (60 minute(s)), 136 per hour by AA1K

Date Hour Total 1_8 3_5 7
14 21 28 Running Total
2007-10-27 0 51
35 16 51
2007-10-27 1 26 5 9
12 77
2007-10-27 2 35 25
10 112
2007-10-27 3 39 7 24
8 151
2007-10-27 4 56 3 53
207
2007-10-27 5 23 3 8 10
2 230
2007-10-27 6 16 13 2
1 246
2007-10-27 7 1 1
247
2007-10-27 9 22 22
269
2007-10-27 10 28 2 5 16
5 297
2007-10-27 11 78
37 41 375
2007-10-27 12 119
119 494
2007-10-27 13 125
125 619
2007-10-27 14 88
88 707
2007-10-27 15 118
118 825
2007-10-27 16 72
66 6 897
2007-10-27 17 39
6 23 10 936
2007-10-27 18 64
58 6 1000
2007-10-27 19 120
113 7 1120
2007-10-27 20 79
68 11 1199
2007-10-27 21 73
62 11 1272
2007-10-27 22 16 1
8 7 1288
2007-10-27 23 17 1
16 1305
2007-10-28 0 9 9
1314
2007-10-28 1 18 15 3
1332
2007-10-28 5 2 2
1334
2007-10-28 6 14 9 1 4
1348
2007-10-28 7 64 2 62
1412
2007-10-28 8 13 8 5
1425
2007-10-28 9 6 1 2 3
1431
2007-10-28 10 11 3 6
2 1442
2007-10-28 11 15 4
11 1457
2007-10-28 12 31
24 7 1488
2007-10-28 13 104
3 101 1592
2007-10-28 14 104
104 1696
2007-10-28 15 130
130 1826
2007-10-28 16 74
73 1 1900
2007-10-28 17 76
67 9 1976
2007-10-28 18 118
116 2 2094
2007-10-28 19 76
74 2 2170
2007-10-28 20 53
8 4 41 2223
2007-10-28 21 37 3
17 13 4 2260
2007-10-28 22 42
35 7 2302
2007-10-28 23 22 12 4
6 2324
Total All Hours 2324 43 153 172
804 1079 73
 
F5IN   SOAB(A) HP   136,5212007-11-02 00:56:53
Powered by Win-Test 3.17.0 http://www.win-test.com
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/f5in
 
ISØ/K7QB(IN3QBR)   SOAB LP   1,645,9682007-11-02 01:23:05
rig :IC 756 + TS 950D
ant :TH6DXX + HF2V + 80mt wire with atu
log :WinTest 3.17
 
5H3EE(DL4SM)   SOAB HP   2,072,9522007-11-02 01:38:09
Inverted Vee @ 14m, FT890, FL-2100Z

Compared with last year, bad condx this time. Almost useless to call CQ on
other bands then 15m. Last year I was barefoot with the same antenna and had
nice pileups even on 20m and 10m. Probably my signal was covered, because of
the good conditions on the northern hemisphere.
Some nice runs to NA on 15m.

See you in cw.

73 Mike, 5H3EE
 
LX7I(LX2A)   SOAB(A) HP   7,815,5362007-11-02 01:46:30
Sorry !!
I was running assisted

73s de Philippe LX2A / LX7I
 
YMØT(TA2RC)   SOSB/160 LP   128,4662007-11-02 03:57:53
Hi!

Another fine portable contest DX pedition here.QSOs,multipliers and final score
all increased.DX propagation is not good.Only 2 VE,1 KP4,some UA0 from zone 19
and C5.Short distance is also not good.UR stations are only %9 of log(Every
year UR stations was about %30-35 of log).But EU stations and Russian friends
helped me for a new record score-hope the CN2 stations are big gun:).

Station is still simple:
TS 870 and 100 watts,inverted L with 16 1/4 wl radials(antenna only 40 meters
to sea side),no RX antenna:),Rigblaster plus and Win-test software...

Thanks to all topbanders and CU on CW part for to set another 160 low power
record.I will use TA2RC call,because this is well sounding on CQ WW DX CW
tests.

73!
Ozer,TA2RC

www.ym0t.com
 
ZC4LI(STEVE)   SOSB/15 HP   902,4242007-11-02 04:41:49
SO1R

Antenna: C/Craft A3S @ 50Ft
Amp:- Acom-1000
Rig:- Icom 756 pro 3


Thanks to the organisers and to everyone for the Q's

Condx were pretty good all round.

Best hour was 182 with another ten hours over the 100 mark.


73 Steve and hope to cu in the CW leg.
 
XW1A   SOSB/20 LP   32,6802007-11-02 05:09:02
QSL via E21EIC

73, Larry, XW1A
 
OK7M(OK1DIG)   SOSB/80 HP   354,3802007-11-02 05:51:06
Nice contest, the goal was to break the current OK record, what was achieved
after 24 hours. Some very nice runs, the best hour was 190. Ne NA signals were
a bit damped wkd only 198 contacts. Thanks everyone for the contact and
patience in sometimes difficult band and traffic conditions.

73 ! Daniel OK7M ( OK1DIG )
 
AI6V   M/S HP   1,257,2002007-11-02 08:28:16
Not the greatest conditions but our JA runs on 40 and 20 helped a lot. We had
planned to be Multi Two but Carl's beloved Alpha 77 sputtered and died 10
minutes before the start. Working mults barefoot thereafter was really a
challenge!

Carl, by the way, was one of the OPs at the Vatican as HV50VR. He worked over
3k stations during the daylight hours. He said he has never heard pileups like
that before!

Jack, KF6T

Auburn
 
N2GC   SOAB HP   416,4602007-11-02 09:03:01
Equipment: IC756proIII, al-1200, dipoles @35'
 
PY2YU   SOSB/10 HP   388,5002007-11-02 09:24:26
Hi guys,

Worst conditions that I ever see on 10m, only 5 JA´s, few europeans, the
contest was most USA run!

My TS-450S died 2 hours before contest start, operated with old TS-130S + hand
mic + 400W + 3 el. tribander (vy poooorr)...

Thanks all who called me during the contest.

See you all in CQWW CW!

73/DX

PY2YU - Tom
PX2W in contests (Since 2000)
py2yu@terra.com.br
py2yu@hotmail.com (MSN)
Sorocaba, SP
Brazil
 
PY2NA(@PY2NDX)   M/2 LP   1,590,7292007-11-02 09:31:59
It´s too hard when we operate low power, mainly on 20m and 40m.

Thanks for the QSOs, see you all in CQWW CW.

Rig: IC-706MKII, TH7DX @ 18m, 2el. 40m shortly @ 16m, Inverted Vee 80m.

73/DX

PY2NDX - Rafael
PY2NA - Mark
Sorocaba, SP
Brazil
 
LW6DW   M/S HP   888,6752007-11-02 11:12:18
Amazing 10 meters conditions!
First multi-single operation for GDXNorte. A good experience for averyone.
See you next time!
 
K8GL   M/S HP   608,2832007-11-02 12:10:05
Need more horsepower....PT effort due to work commitments......10 meters was
good...too bad I missed the openings!
 
LU1FDU   SOAB LP   51,3372007-11-02 13:39:22
Its my first cq ww ssb and i have enjoyed it. I have discovered a new side of
ham radio.
 
ZX5J(PP5JR)   SOSB/15 HP   2,480,2562007-11-02 14:13:08
Good conditions in the first day...secound day terrible.
Very nice to talk with very very close friends around the world...ai6v/hv5,
n6tj/kh7, w6nv/ea9...
best 73 to all and thank you very much for all that worked me.
sergio pp5jr/zx5j
 
W6YX   M/S HP   698,1402007-11-02 14:50:31
Merged comments from Rebar and I:

We treated this as a good practice session and tune-up for upcoming contests.
It also allowed us to introduce several new ops to our station as well as to WW
DX contesting. We worked mostly S&P with the occasional CQ that yielded good
rates.

I was only at the shack for about 6 hours (Sunday morning), and operated
probably about an hour or two. That's all I wanted to operate, given that I'll
be focusing on Sweepstakes. K1TW did most of the operating Sunday morning and
got a good sense of what European propagation is like from W6! He broke
through a large pileup on TU2CI on the first call.

We had a reasonably good opening on 15m to Europe on Saturday morning. An EA
station was our last 15m EU on Sunday morning at 17Z. EU on 20m was the usual:
we could hear them, but they mostly couldn't hear us. It was challenging to be
heard through the east coast wall and the general QRM on 20m. We had 51 EU
contacts in total across all the bands.

At times, it seemed that South America focused on Europe, so it was more
difficult than expected to raise them for contacts. 10m was open nicely both
days to South America.

Things worked well for us into JA and Oceania.

See you in Sweepstakes! We hope everyone checks 15m in Sweepstakes. Stateside
propagation was wide open on 15m in CQWW SSB.

73...
-Dean - N6DE
 
OH1JO   SOAB LP   313,1702007-11-02 15:44:03
Abt two years in the amateur radio and this was my first real contest i took
part in, before i have just been giving points to contest stations,it was the
first time now when not just giving but getting points too..853 qsos in LP
category from auroral zone in 32 hrs.. could have done better but this was not
too serious attempt..maybe next time will try a bit harder and operate a few
more hrs longer. Mostly S&P, few good runs on 15mb on sunday which gave me abt
half of my total qsos..I did concentrate to work on 15 and find as much
multipliers there as possible.. so even doing s&p on other bands i checked 15 &
10 frequently to find new ones. Will be improving antenna setup for the future
contests..now on 40 had just dipole, next time possibly 2 elem yagi or 2 over
2. On 80 just gp and on 160 dipole which will remain the same also in the
future. Enjoyed my first Real contest.. Tnx to all I wkd and see you in the
next time! Qsl via Bureau if needed.. 73´s de Jari OH1JO
 
T99W   SOSB/20 HP   766,3042007-11-02 18:22:52
Ant: 4 el hy gain up 30m, ASL 1300m
TS 850, + 500 W OUT
 
KP4KE   SOSB/40 QRP   355,6952007-11-02 21:23:55
Very good contest my 4 watts and 5 elem antenna can not break the
big pileup of C50C hear him very nice 10 db but never get a call back
same history with ZS9X more than one hour calling .
I have a lot of fun but no more 40 meters QRP
Radio IC 751A at 4.5 watts at 65' two deltas and two verticals 32'
and a lot of wire

see next year in 80 meters
HASTA LA VISTA
de KP4KE
 
KG6DX   SOAB HP   1,405,5212007-11-03 00:01:42
There seemed to be a lot of one way propagation.
 
CN3A   M/S HP   20,875,7282007-11-03 04:15:53
Finally is arrived and in a while is gone.

CQWW SSB 2007 was the contest we was wait for the entire year after our first
experience with the new Morocco Contest Station project we started in mid 2006.


Last year CQWW SSB was our first test and we got the second place WW in the M/S
category. Good result, great experience but not enough.

FK5KE team was, last year and this year, our main competitor, the great French
team had a lot of experience, the already optimize the French Guiana contest
station in the last years with incredible results in the CQWW SSB M/S in the
last 4 year ( 2003 2nd WW, 2004 3rd WW, 2005 1st WW, 2006 1st WW).

After 2006 CQ WW and our 2nd place WW , we decided to be more concentrate to
optimize some important aspect : operators, antennas, contest strategies.

In the mean time we tested some change in the ARRL CW, ARRL SSB, WPX SSB, WPX
CW during entire 2007.

Last Sept. we were in Morocco again to work and prepare the station for the
CQWW SSB effort and the intention was to put the new 5 el. 20Mt. monoband on a
new higher
tower and to work the WAE SSB, but at the end we didn’t made any
qso’s……only 4 days of very hard work. With two rotators blocked, a lot of
little troubles and the second fixed 3 el. 20 Mt. antenna on the ground we come
back to Milan, Italy destroyed and with the moral under our foots.

But….after one week, without discuss about radio, we start to built the CN3A
team for the SSB.

IK2SGC Matt, IK2QEI Steve, IZ2FFK Luca, YO3JR Andy, I2WIJ Roberto, IK2EAD
Romeo, IK2BCP Guido and CN8WW Said.

We made a great improvement on each band especially on 10mt. with 9mt. higher
antenna tower respect the past, 20Mt. new 5 el. @22mt. and a fixed one at 9 mt.
, 4 square verticals on 80mt.

For this new 80mt. antenna we have to thanks Romeo, Guido and Roberto. They
fixed all the 4 square system in 1 day with an incredible result during the
contest utilizing home-brew QEI/BCP phasing antenna system.

Matteo made one of his career best qso with these antennas contacting KH7X on
80m during the contest.

Stefano spent 2 days fixing with Luca the broken rotators, while in the mean
time Andy, Matteo with the Said support “invent” a 24+20 mt. vertical
inverted L 160mt. antenna.
(we lost it the second day after a big wind storm).... :-((

We start the contest tired as always but concentrated to do the best on runner
station and in particular on the multipliers.

At 04:00 we got a power failure covered by our new power generator, no good
opening on 10Mt. band even if we got e-sporadic conditions with only some EU
countries, no US and North America, after 24 hour with about 4600 qso’s we
started to understand we were in a way to overachieved our 2006 result.
We had a very interesting grow on 80Mt. with our great 4 square antenna we
change completely our presence on the band and our ability to get more
multipliers.

The morning of the second day we were at the right time on 20Mt. during opening
period with the JA. We made JA long path for more then 2 and half hours with
great fun.
After that we moved to 15 Mt. with great EU opening. We checked continuously 10
Mt. with a big effort to catch multipliers on this band and we got at the end 93
countries.
KC1XX was the first US station in our log on 10Mt with VY2LI after few minutes.


After the late afternoon 15Mt. band drop we move on 20Mt. to make the usual
US/EU pileup. We finish the contest running US on 40mt.

With more than 8500 qso’s and 659 Multiplier, we beat our 2006 claimed result
with more than 1400 qso’s and about 3 M points.
We registered a drop in term of multiplier respect last year.

Finally we would like to thanks the participants all the over the world, all
the team components, Spiros SV8CS, ARRAM Society of Morocco, Mr. Ahmed, Mr.
Omar and our fellow Jim W7EJ/CN2R and CQ Amateur Radio Magazine for “The
Contest” organization.

And cu the next one!!!


73's to all de CN3A aka 5D5A

Matt IK2SGC - Steve IK2QEI
 
JR5VHU   M/M HP   6,769,2002007-11-03 04:20:17
Thanks all worked us!

We (JR5VHU +Ops) operated at the site where JA5BJC
(passed away this April) set up his M/M heaven in 1992.
We worked hard as he did and had a very nice time
in the contest.

We'll see you in the CQWW CW contest!
 
ES5MC   SOSB/80 HP   163,7182007-11-03 04:27:51
Rig: TS-850 + PA (GU43)
Ant: wire vertical, dipole, 1 beverage 200m long @240 deg

Was willing to make better than an old ES best score on 80m SSB - and luckily
succeeded. The plans to improve significantly my antenna set-up for 80 did not
come to reality and a 4SQ would probably be the next year's project. As the
propagation was also rather lousy, then most of the QSO-s were made with
Europe, accompaning with single DX-s from other continents. No chance to have
anybody coming back on my cq from the US or Japan... (so, e.g. 9 US and 4
Japanese stations in my log only :)

And also - evidently, contesting has become a "festival of serious tubes", a
GU-43 level is history...

CU around!

Arvo, ES5MC
 
PY3DX   SOAB(A) HP   769,4772007-11-03 05:32:24
As time goes by, it's nice to be on the air, meeting those friends that you only
know their callsigns and take place in this fantastic game.

Hope God gimme health to be among them for uncontable years and a good
propagation in order to listen better and be heard louder.

Thanks to everyone who took part, specially those fellows that are in my log.

I'll see you next month!
73 de Paul - PY3DX
 
SP2PUT(SQ2GXO)   SOSB/80 LP   16,0082007-11-03 07:43:03
trx. TS850, ant. Delta, soft. N1MM

73
Mark SQ2GXO
 
PP1CZ   SOAB HP   1,329,4352007-11-03 11:09:27
Great time I spent there. This contest is always a party to me.
 
OE2S   M/M HP   9,185,0042007-11-03 13:02:38
Contest of records: first ever M/M from OE2S with just 3 stations, 71% of
contacts with Europe, score helps bcc and we have another OE-record!
Definitve winner of antenna building contest: setup of 3 wirebeams plus 3
beverages and a tribander on friday (in addition to permanent set-up) and
removal of everything monday morning
cu in CW as M/???
 
YP3A(YO3XX)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   340,0242007-11-03 13:38:25
Nice contest! Nice propagation! See you on CQWW-CW !
Best regards, 73.
 
OV3X(OZ8AE)   SOAB LP   223,1842007-11-03 16:41:44
Sunday morning NQ4I transmitted on 7159 KHz and listened on 7010 KHz for hours.
This is NOT according the contest rules. There is no commen sence in this. In
Europe we are now allowed to transmit above 7100 KHz so no reason to spoil the
DX window for the CW operators on 40 meters.
 
LP1H(@LU5HM)   M/S HP   7,105,2022007-11-03 17:14:49
Thank a lot to all Stations that were comunicated whit us !!!

LP1H QSL VIA : EA5KB

See you soon, 73

LP1H TEAM
 
N6VI(@N6AA)   SOAB HP   435,0922007-11-03 21:37:49
This began as mentoring some operators with limited or no HF experience at
N6AA's well located station while Dick was off operating the contest from
Madeira. The biggest kick was watching a nine-year-old General, who was
hesitant to try it at first, get so wrapped up that his mom couldn't pull him
away from the radio. He's hooked!

When they left each day, I picked up the slack operating with my own call. The
visitors had enjoyed the daytime propagation on 20, 15 and even 10m, so the
majority of my hours were on the lower bands. Still, I got some good hours in
Sunday on 20 and 15m.

Thanks to Dick for generously making his station available. It was fun to play
with some tall antennas again.

73, Marty N6VI
 
ES5TV   SOAB HP   5,942,1992007-11-04 02:52:33
It was the easiest full 48 hours I have done I guess, no problems to stay up
with the help of ca 5 cans of energy drink. No food for 3 days and lost ca 5
kilos:) Propagation was terrible towards NA and JA. I am very amazed to have so
many QSOs but luckily EU helped out. I have only 500 US contacts on all bands
together!! Can it be any worse than that? Most of the 450 US on 20m came during
midnight opening that I have never had before. Pretty unusual to end the contest
with 110 QSOs in the last 30 minutes!:) That surely helped to keep the eyes
open.

Just ca 100 JA on 20m and only 1 strange LP QSO to JA on 15m! Was aiming for 40
zones on 20m but missed CE. Tried to QSY CE4CT from 15m but no propagation. Big
thanks to Ramon, XE1KK for giving me double mult in the last hour from 6F75A!

The new 45m rotating tower with Optibeam antennas installed in autumn really
gave me more flexibility in choosing antennas and helped a lot, especially 3 el
yagi on 80m that usually beats 4 Square noticably. Antennas used were:

160m: full size 4 Square and wire vertical
80m: full size 4 Square and 3 el yagi at 36m
40m: 2 stacks of 3 over 3, both at 42/22m
10-20: stack of 4 JP2000 tribanders (3 el 20, 3 el 15, 4 el 10) on 45m tower
and another stack of 3 tribanders at 34m tower.
20: 5 over 5 at 42/22m
15: 5 over 5 at 29/15m
10: 6 over 6 at 26/19m

Unfortunately my 2nd Radio amplifier ACOM 2000A developed a relay problem and
kept triggering protection saying relay open or sth and that meant I could not
go on transmit sometimes. I lost a few mults because of that. Still ca 550 2nd
Radio QSOs.

ES5TV - Continents
By band - SSB
QSOs (with dupes)

! Band ! EU ! NA ! SA ! AF ! AS ! OC !
--------------------------------------------------------------
! 160 ! 92.0% ! 0.6% ! 0.4% ! 1.4% ! 5.6% ! !
! 80 ! 88.2% ! 2.7% ! 1.2% ! 1.7% ! 5.8% ! 0.5% !
! 40 ! 80.8% ! 4.1% ! 4.3% ! 1.6% ! 7.1% ! 2.2% !
! 20 ! 54.3% ! 25.3% ! 1.3% ! 1.8% ! 13.8% ! 3.5% !
! 15 ! 86.3% ! 1.6% ! 4.3% ! 3.5% ! 3.4% ! 0.9% !
! 10 ! 92.1% ! ! ! 6.3% ! 1.6% ! !
--------------------------------------------------------------

By band - All modes
QSOs (with dupes) - By time

! Hr ! 160 ! 80 ! 40 ! 20 ! 15 ! 10 !
Total !
! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
!
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
! 00 ! ! 18 ! 67 ! ! ! !
85 !
! 01 ! ! 24 ! 92 ! ! ! !
116 !
! 02 ! 1 ! 63 ! 38 ! ! ! !
102 !
! 03 ! 38 ! 135 ! ! ! ! !
173 !
! 04 ! 21 ! 98 ! ! ! ! !
119 !
! 05 ! 4 ! 90 ! 31 ! ! ! !
125 !
! 06 ! ! ! 124 ! 53 ! ! !
177 !
! 07 ! ! ! ! 152 ! 4 ! !
156 !
! 08 ! ! ! ! 226 ! 12 ! !
238 !
! 09 ! ! ! ! 87 ! 107 ! 16 !
210 !
! 10 ! ! ! ! ! 151 ! 34 !
185 !
! 11 ! ! ! ! 27 ! 35 ! 51 !
113 !
! 12 ! ! ! ! 142 ! 6 ! !
148 !
! 13 ! ! ! 5 ! 79 ! 4 ! 2 !
90 !
! 14 ! ! ! 2 ! 83 ! 10 ! 4 !
99 !
! 15 ! ! 13 ! 123 ! ! ! !
136 !
! 16 ! 70 ! 54 ! ! 12 ! ! !
136 !
! 17 ! 105 ! 1 ! 10 ! 4 ! ! !
120 !
! 18 ! 36 ! 14 ! 4 ! 42 ! ! !
96 !
! 19 ! 1 ! 3 ! 109 ! 12 ! ! !
125 !
! 20 ! 10 ! ! 96 ! ! ! !
106 !
! 21 ! 1 ! 3 ! 95 ! 3 ! ! !
102 !
! 22 ! ! ! 25 ! 162 ! ! !
187 !
! 23 ! 3 ! 2 ! 24 ! 66 ! ! !
95 !
! 00 ! ! 9 ! 65 ! ! ! !
74 !
! 01 ! 28 ! 20 ! 2 ! ! ! !
50 !
! 02 ! 1 ! 5 ! 70 ! ! ! !
76 !
! 03 ! 5 ! 2 ! 53 ! ! ! !
60 !
! 04 ! 86 ! ! 6 ! 4 ! ! !
96 !
! 05 ! 17 ! 5 ! 1 ! 40 ! 2 ! !
65 !
! 06 ! ! ! ! 109 ! 6 ! !
115 !
! 07 ! ! ! ! 14 ! 132 ! !
146 !
! 08 ! ! ! ! 6 ! 164 ! 1 !
171 !
! 09 ! ! ! ! 1 ! 79 ! 59 !
139 !
! 10 ! ! ! ! 110 ! 1 ! 18 !
129 !
! 11 ! ! ! ! 136 ! ! 1 !
137 !
! 12 ! ! ! ! 96 ! ! 5 !
101 !
! 13 ! ! ! ! 7 ! 150 ! !
157 !
! 14 ! ! ! ! 4 ! 90 ! !
94 !
! 15 ! ! ! ! 6 ! 142 ! !
148 !
! 16 ! ! ! ! 38 ! 59 ! !
97 !
! 17 ! ! ! 11 ! 92 ! ! !
103 !
! 18 ! ! ! 95 ! ! ! !
95 !
! 19 ! ! 101 ! ! ! ! !
101 !
! 20 ! 74 ! ! ! ! ! !
74 !
! 21 ! ! ! 54 ! 4 ! ! !
58 !
! 22 ! ! ! ! 67 ! ! !
67 !
! 23 ! ! ! ! 161 ! ! !
161 !
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
! ! 501 ! 660 ! 1202 ! 2045 ! 1154 ! 191 !
5753 !

Worked DXCC

DXCC | CT | 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
=============================================================
1A | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 6
1S | AS | | | | | | |
3A | EU | | | 1 | | | | 1
3B6 | AF | | | | | | |
3B8 | AF | | | | | | |
3B9 | AF | | | | | | |
3C | AF | | | | | | |
3C0 | AF | | | | | | |
3D2 | OC | | | | | | |
3D2/c | OC | | | | | | |
3D2/r | OC | | | | | | |
3DA | AF | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4
3V | AF | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 6
3W | AS | | | | | | |
3X | AF | | | | | | |
3Y/b | AF | | | | | | |
3Y/p | SA | | | | | | |
4J | AS | | | 1 | | | | 1
4L | AS | 1 | 1 | | 1 | | | 3
4O | EU | 2 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 7
4S | AS | | 1 | 1 | | | | 2
4U1I | EU | | | | | | |
4U1U | NA | | | | | | |
4U1V | EU | | | | | | |
4W | OC | | | | | | |
4X | AS | 2 | 1 | 7 | 3 | 6 | | 19
5A | AF | | | | | | |
5B | AS | 2 | 3 | 3 | 3 | 2 | | 13
5H | AF | | | 1 | 1 | | | 2
5N | AF | | | | | | |
5R | AF | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 5
5T | AF | | | | | | |
5U | AF | | | | | | |
5V | AF | | | | | | |
5W | OC | | | | | | |
5X | AF | | | | | | |
5Z | AF | | | | | | |
6W | AF | | 1 | 1 | | 1 | | 3
6Y | NA | | | 1 | | 1 | | 2
7O | AS | | | | | | |
7P | AF | | | | | | |
7Q | AF | | | | | | |
7X | AF | | | | | | |
8P | NA | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
8Q | AS | | | | | | |
8R | SA | | | | | | |
9A | EU | 5 | 10 | 16 | 17 | 12 | 4 | 64
9G | AF | | | | | 1 | | 1
9H | EU | | | | | | |
9J | AF | | | | | | |
9K | AS | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 7
9L | AF | | | | | | |
9M2 | AS | | | 1 | 2 | 2 | | 5
9M6 | OC | | | 3 | 1 | 1 | | 5
9N | AS | | | | 1 | | | 1
9Q | AF | | | | | | |
9U | AF | | | | | | |
9V | AS | | | 1 | 3 | | | 4
9X | AF | | | | | | |
9Y | SA | | | | | | |
A2 | AF | | | | | | |
A3 | OC | | | | | | |
A4 | AS | | | | 2 | | | 2
A5 | AS | | | | | | |
A6 | AS | | | | 2 | 3 | | 5
A7 | AS | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 5
A9 | AS | | | | | | |
AP | AS | | | | | | |
BS7 | AS | | | | | | |
BV | AS | | | 1 | | | | 1
BV9P | AS | | | | | | |
BY | AS | | 1 | 7 | 23 | | | 31
C2 | OC | | | | | | |
C3 | EU | | 1 | | | | | 1
C5 | AF | | 1 | 1 | | 1 | 1 | 4
C6 | NA | | | | 1 | | | 1
C9 | AF | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
CE | SA | | | 3 | | 2 | | 5
CE0X | SA | | | | | | |
CE0Y | SA | | | | | | |
CE0Z | SA | | | | | | |
CE9 | SA | | | | | | |
CM | NA | | | | | | |
CN | AF | 3 | 2 | 1 | 4 | 2 | | 12
CP | SA | | | | | | |
CT | EU | 1 | 5 | 10 | 10 | 11 | | 37
CT3 | AF | 2 | 3 | 3 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 13
CU | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | | 6
CX | SA | | 1 | 5 | 2 | 4 | | 12
CY0 | NA | | | | | | |
CY9 | NA | | | | | | |
D2 | AF | | | | | | |
D4 | AF | | | | | | |
D6 | AF | | | | | | |
DL | EU | 80 | 76 | 153 | 209 | 323 | 17 | 858
DU | OC | | | 3 | 7 | | | 10
E3 | AF | | | | | | |
E4 | AS | | | | | | |
E5/n | OC | | | | | | |
E5/s | OC | | | | | | |
E7 | EU | 2 | 2 | 4 | 5 | 5 | 2 | 20
EA | EU | 3 | 15 | 60 | 74 | 85 | 1 | 238
EA6 | EU | 1 | 2 | 1 | 5 | 3 | | 12
EA8 | AF | 1 | 1 | 6 | 5 | 8 | | 21
EA9 | AF | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | | 5
EI | EU | 4 | 1 | 4 | 4 | 2 | 1 | 16
EK | AS | 1 | 1 | | 2 | 2 | | 6
EL | AF | | | | | | |
EP | AS | | | | | | |
ER | EU | 2 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 3 | 12
ES | EU | 4 | 3 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 3 | 19
ET | AF | | | | | | |
EU | EU | 4 | 7 | 12 | 3 | | | 26
EX | AS | | | 1 | 1 | 2 | | 4
EY | AS | | 1 | 1 | | | | 2
EZ | AS | | | | | | |
F | EU | 11 | 23 | 39 | 53 | 30 | 6 | 162
FG | NA | | | | | | |
FH | AF | | | | | | |
FJ | NA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | | 3
FK | OC | | | | 1 | | | 1
FK/c | OC | | | | | | |
FM | NA | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | | 4
FO | OC | | | | | | |
FO/a | OC | | | | | | |
FO/c | NA | | | | | | |
FO/m | OC | | | | | | |
FP | NA | | | | | | |
FR | AF | | | | | | |
FR/g | AF | | | | | | |
FR/j | AF | | | | | | |
FR/t | AF | | | | | | |
FT5W | AF | | | | | | |
FT5X | AF | | | | | | |
FT5Z | AF | | | | | | |
FW | OC | | | | | | |
FY | SA | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 1 | | 4
G | EU | 19 | 28 | 35 | 51 | 21 | 17 | 171
GD | EU | | 1 | 1 | | | | 2
GI | EU | 1 | 3 | 2 | 8 | 2 | | 16
GJ | EU | | | | | | |
GM | EU | 3 | 8 | 5 | 12 | 3 | 1 | 32
GM/s | EU | | | 1 | 1 | | | 2
GU | EU | | 1 | 2 | | | | 3
GW | EU | 3 | 3 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 13
H4 | OC | | | | | | |
H40 | OC | | | | | | |
HA | EU | 3 | 5 | 14 | 19 | 14 | 2 | 57
HB | EU | 2 | 3 | 11 | 10 | 10 | 3 | 39
HB0 | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 1 | 1 | 5
HC | SA | | | | 2 | | | 2
HC8 | SA | | 1 | | | 1 | | 2
HH | NA | | | | | | |
HI | NA | | | | 1 | 2 | | 3
HK | SA | | 1 | 1 | 3 | | | 5
HK0/a | NA | | | | | | |
HK0/m | SA | | | | | | |
HL | AS | | | | 5 | | | 5
HM | AS | | | | | | |
HP | NA | | | | 2 | | | 2
HR | NA | | | | | | |
HS | AS | | | 1 | 7 | 2 | | 10
HV | EU | | | | 1 | | | 1
HZ | AS | | | 3 | 2 | 1 | | 6
I | EU | 23 | 22 | 105 | 106 | 91 | 25 | 372
IG9 | AF | | | | 1 | | | 1
IS | EU | | | 1 | 5 | 7 | | 13
IT9 | EU | 3 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 12 | 1 | 34
J2 | AF | | | | | | |
J3 | NA | | | 1 | | 1 | | 2
J5 | AF | | | | | | |
J6 | NA | | | | | | |
J7 | NA | | | | | | |
J8 | NA | | | | | 1 | | 1
JA | AS | | 1 | 7 | 108 | 1 | | 117
JD/m | OC | | | | | | |
JD/o | AS | | | | | | |
JT | AS | | | | | | |
JW | EU | | | | 1 | | | 1
JW/b | EU | | | | | | |
JX | EU | | | | | | |
JY | AS | | | | | | |
K | NA | | 11 | 32 | 457 | 5 | | 505
KG4 | NA | | | | | | |
KH0 | OC | | | | | | |
KH1 | OC | | | | | | |
KH2 | OC | | | | 3 | | | 3
KH3 | OC | | | | | | |
KH4 | OC | | | | | | |
KH5 | OC | | | | | | |
KH5K | OC | | | | | | |
KH6 | OC | | | | 1 | | | 1
KH7K | OC | | | | | | |
KH8 | OC | | | | | | |
KH8/s | OC | | | | | | |
KH9 | OC | | | | | | |
KL | NA | | | | 6 | | | 6
KP1 | NA | | | | | | |
KP2 | NA | | | 2 | 2 | 1 | | 5
KP4 | NA | | 1 | 2 | 2 | | | 5
KP5 | NA | | | | | | |
LA | EU | 6 | 8 | 7 | 11 | 3 | | 35
LU | SA | | 1 | 11 | 7 | 15 | | 34
LX | EU | 2 | 3 | 1 | 3 | 2 | 1 | 12
LY | EU | 15 | 12 | 3 | 7 | 1 | 1 | 39
LZ | EU | 6 | 6 | 12 | 10 | 7 | 5 | 46
OA | SA | | | | | | |
OD | AS | | | | | | |
OE | EU | 3 | 3 | 14 | 17 | 28 | 2 | 67
OH | EU | 30 | 20 | 6 | 24 | 13 | 3 | 96
OH0 | EU | 1 | 2 | | 1 | | | 4
OJ0 | EU | | | | | | |
OK | EU | 26 | 34 | 54 | 50 | 51 | 2 | 217
OM | EU | 8 | 10 | 16 | 14 | 17 | 2 | 67
ON | EU | 6 | 11 | 15 | 27 | 28 | 3 | 90
OX | NA | | | | | | |
OY | EU | | | | | | |
OZ | EU | 3 | 7 | 15 | 17 | 2 | | 44
P2 | OC | | | | | | |
P4 | SA | | | 1 | | | | 1
PA | EU | 8 | 14 | 25 | 43 | 41 | 4 | 135
PJ2 | SA | | 1 | 2 | 2 | 1 | | 6
PJ7 | NA | | | | | | |
PY | SA | 1 | 1 | 24 | 9 | 24 | | 59
PY0F | SA | | | | | | |
PY0S | SA | | | | | | |
PY0T | SA | | | | | | |
PZ | SA | | 1 | 1 | | | | 2
R1FJ | EU | | | | | | |
R1MV | EU | | | | | | |
S0 | AF | | | | | | |
S2 | AS | | | | | | |
S5 | EU | 11 | 10 | 24 | 18 | 27 | 7 | 97
S7 | AF | | | | | | |
S9 | AF | | | | | | |
SM | EU | 10 | 14 | 8 | 16 | 5 | 1 | 54
SP | EU | 31 | 31 | 69 | 50 | 16 | | 197
ST | AF | | | | | | 1 | 1
SU | AF | | | | 1 | 2 | | 3
SV | EU | 6 | 6 | 5 | 9 | 8 | 4 | 38
SV/a | EU | | | | | | |
SV5 | EU | 1 | | 1 | | 1 | 1 | 4
SV9 | EU | 1 | | 1 | 1 | 4 | | 7
T2 | OC | | | | | | |
T30 | OC | | | | | | |
T31 | OC | | | | | | |
T32 | OC | | | | | | |
T33 | OC | | | | | | |
T5 | AF | | | | | | |
T7 | EU | | 1 | 1 | | 1 | 1 | 4
T8 | OC | | | | | | |
TA | AS | 2 | 1 | 3 | 1 | 4 | 1 | 12
TA1 | EU | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
TF | EU | | | | 2 | | | 2
TG | NA | | | | | | |
TI | NA | | 1 | | | | | 1
TI9 | NA | | | | | | |
TJ | AF | | | | | | |
TK | EU | | 1 | 1 | | | | 2
TL | AF | | | | | | |
TN | AF | | | | | | |
TR | AF | | | | 1 | | | 1
TT | AF | | | | 1 | | | 1
TU | AF | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
TY | AF | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
TZ | AF | | | | | | |
UA | EU | 58 | 83 | 110 | 85 | 23 | 9 | 368
UA2 | EU | 3 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 9
UA9 | AS | 18 | 21 | 35 | 93 | 3 | | 170
UK | AS | 1 | | | | | | 1
UN | AS | | 3 | 2 | 8 | | | 13
UR | EU | 26 | 40 | 44 | 43 | 27 | 7 | 187
V2 | NA | | 1 | 1 | | | | 2
V3 | NA | | | | | | |
V4 | NA | 1 | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 4
V5 | AF | | | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 5
V6 | OC | | | | | | |
V7 | OC | | | | 1 | | | 1
V8 | OC | | | 1 | 2 | | | 3
VE | NA | 1 | 1 | 4 | 39 | 5 | | 50
VK | OC | | 3 | 12 | 31 | 2 | | 48
VK0H | AF | | | | | | |
VK0M | OC | | | | | | |
VK9C | OC | | | | | | |
VK9L | OC | | | | | | |
VK9M | OC | | | | | | |
VK9N | OC | | | | | | |
VK9W | OC | | | | | | |
VK9X | OC | | | | | | |
VP2E | NA | | | | | | |
VP2M | NA | | | | | | |
VP2V | NA | | | | | | |
VP5 | NA | | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | | 5
VP6 | OC | | | | | | |
VP6/d | OC | | | | | | |
VP8 | SA | | | 1 | | | | 1
VP8/g | SA | | | | | | |
VP8/h | SA | | | | | | |
VP8/o | SA | | | | | | |
VP8/s | SA | | | | | | |
VP9 | NA | | | | 1 | | | 1
VQ9 | AF | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
VR | AS | | 1 | 3 | 2 | | | 6
VU | AS | | | 5 | 6 | 8 | | 19
VU4 | AS | | | | | | |
VU7 | AS | | | | | | |
XE | NA | | | | 1 | | | 1
XF4 | NA | | | | | | |
XT | AF | | | | | | |
XU | AS | | | | 1 | | | 1
XW | AS | | | | 2 | | | 2
XX9 | AS | | | | | | |
XZ | AS | | | | | | |
YA | AS | | | | 1 | | | 1
YB | OC | | | 3 | 14 | 7 | | 24
YI | AS | | | | | | |
YJ | OC | | | | | | |
YK | AS | | | | | | |
YL | EU | 7 | 6 | 2 | 4 | 3 | 7 | 29
YN | NA | | | | | | |
YO | EU | 10 | 10 | 24 | 22 | 32 | 17 | 115
YS | NA | | | | | | |
YU | EU | 3 | 16 | 15 | 19 | 12 | 5 | 70
YV | SA | | | 2 | 2 | 1 | | 5
YV0 | NA | | | | | | |
Z2 | AF | | | | | | |
Z3 | EU | 1 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 10
ZA | EU | | | | | | |
ZB | EU | | | | | | |
ZC4 | AS | | | | | 1 | | 1
ZD7 | AF | | | | | 1 | | 1
ZD8 | AF | | | | | 1 | | 1
ZD9 | AF | | | | | | |
ZF | NA | | | | | | |
ZK2 | OC | | | | | | |
ZK3 | OC | | | | | | |
ZL | OC | | | 4 | 9 | | | 13
ZL7 | OC | | | | 1 | | | 1
ZL8 | OC | | | | | | |
ZL9 | OC | | | | | | |
ZP | SA | | | | | 1 | | 1
ZS | AF | | | 1 | 12 | 10 | 4 | 27
ZS8 | AF | | | | | | |
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ON4WW   SOSB(A)/160 HP   89,7122007-11-04 03:58:24
Sunday morning, half an hour before sunrise, the main housefuse blew. The fault
was rectified by an electrician of the utility company. He sure did not look
happy on a Sunday morning:)
He was even less happy, because the fault was caused by his own company a few
weeks earlier, when they dug a trench in the pavement to put in a gaz pipe. By
digging the trench, the 220V mains cable was touched/lifted by the crane,
pulling the wires in the houses main fuse, damaging the fuse unit.
Sunday afternoon, the amplifier went SK at 1630z. End of contest.
 
VP9I   M/S LP   2,465,2802007-11-04 07:03:03
This was a joint FCG (W3TB), FRC (K3YD) contest DXpedition at the QTH of Ed
Kelly, VP9GE.

Equipment: IC-756Pro
Antennas: Cushcraft A-4S, 40 meter dipole, double size G5RV and 160 meter
inverted-L.

We went out to VP9 hoping that 15 meters might be open a bit so that we could
escape being in a 20 meter “snake pit” during daylight hours. We’d say
that 15 opened--1169 Q’s, in 61 countries! Ten was a real nice surprise for
this time in the sunspot cycle giving us 23 countries and 102 QSO. Seventy of
those Q’s came in a Friday evening opening around 0130Z into zones 4 and 5;
most of those 10M signals were as solid as those on a local FM repeater.

We never felt challenged by the exciter-level power limit in VP9. We could
quickly establish a run when we switched bands. Because the rates were so good
and running was so easy, we might not have hunted mult’s enough. Most of the
mults in our log called us. A second radio hunting mults (allowed in M/S)
could have contributed more. However, that would involve bringing a second
computer to network to the run station, a second transceiver, and an antenna
tuner. Because this was our first joint contest DXpedition we opted to keep
the packing simple and light with one radio and one laptop.

Being only 700 miles east of the US meant that signal from the States, Canada
and Mexico tended to be LOUD! Regardless of the direction of our beam, they
pounded in. If we went below the US phone bands looking for EU, the VE’s
still pounded in off the side of the beam. When we “played to our
strength” by turning the Yagi west, we had great rates on 20 and 15!

A comment about the antennas. Although some were low, relative to the ground,
they were 70’ to 100’ above the nearby (150 yards) Atlantic Ocean on a
northwest sloping site. Nothing like location and terrain to give signals a
boost! We had a minor mechanical problem with our antenna matching unit which
kept us off 80 and 160 on Friday evening. On Saturday, we managed a repair
(NOTE: Always, always take a Leatherman tool in your check bag!) and managed
450+ Q’s on the low bands Saturday night. Our apologies to those we missed
Friday.

Coming from the Eastern PA (K3YD, writing) I’m used to crisp Fall
temperatures, and leaves on the ground for CQWW-SSB. We spend the entire
contest period in T-shirt and shorts. The daytime temps were about 80 and
sunny; the night-time “cooled down” to about 70. Of course, W3TB who lives
near Tampa didn’t think this weather was at all unusual. (again ‘YD) I
hand carried my ‘756Pro in a small, hard sided suitcase, padded with clothing
and foam rubber. I did have to remove the radio for TSA’s X-ray screening,
but was never questioned about it! I’m thinking smaller, lighter radio for
my next trip, though. By the time I got home Monday night, I think both of my
arms were stretched an inch longer!

Our thanks to Ed and his wonderful family for allowing us to operate from their
home on the warm, sunny island of Bermuda. Thanks, also, Ed for all your help
in getting our Bermuda operating permit and with showing us around Bermuda. We
can’t wait to return.
 
IO4T   M/S HP   5,336,9802007-11-04 07:17:03
Wow! Vy good contest QSO and score record at IO4T.
Our team is improving on year after year. Vy good job on mult station this
year.
Tnx for visiting, supporting (and operating a little) to IW9HIK IZ4DYQ IK2JUB.


RUN MULT
FT1000MP - IC761
AL1200 - TL922

Mult station was a real "mults only".
Filters dunestar, stubs.
Switch boxes by IZ4EFN.


***On IO4T roof:
10m 4 yagi (5m hight on the roof)
15m 5L (12m hight on the roof)
20m 5L (10m hight on the roof)
10/15/20 KLM KT34A
40m flat top full size dipole (6m hight on the roof looking to US), sloping
dipole n/e
80m sloping dipole + 1/4 vertical "biscia"
160m dipole + vertical "biscia"

***On IO4T garden (2-300m of coax away from shack):
K9AY, beverage 200m to USA, beverage 160m to JA

Our big improvement since last IARU HF has been otpimize K9AY and put down
BVGs. XCL HVM job, EFN help and pre-contest tests helped a lot!
We are in Modena city and probably full dipped on a big noise area. Rx antenna
are to improve since still are noisy (IK2JUB ears are sure on that!) but
already are a big help in copy callsigns rapidly on 80/160.

I think conditions were bad but not very bad as expected for outside EU.
Thanks to Es on 10 and 15 we run away from crowded 20m.

160: many eu but 2 z5 qsos only (VY2ZM, K3BU)
80: our money band during night, good number US qso on 2nd night, no way to
break pileup on many Carribean mults.
40: for the first time (thanks to new flat top dipole) we were able to run a
little split US and a good number of EU for our personal best 460 QSO!
20: as expected vy crowded band many EU but not too bad to JA and US. Lost
some zone and some mult as we always on 20m...
15: the only real "more then expected" band; some JA in the early morning then
EU then a quite a good number of US east cost mainly z5. Just one z3 qso: WE7K
answered to our run.
10: vy hard... openings were on Es but seemed to be better on z14 since many
spots were totally absent! We put on the log KC1XX NQ4I K1TTT AA1ON during a vy
little 5 minute opening when others EU were running better. On Asia mult too we
listen few of we saw on the cluster.

On all bands but mainly on 80/40 calling mults has been a real hard fight with
other big EU team.

See you on WWCW, any comments to ik4vet@gmail.com

73s

Andrea
IK4VET
 
8P5A(W2SC)   SOAB HP   12,651,8562007-11-04 11:52:27
Last operation from my cottage in Barbados. I will be able to continue in a
compromise fashion and time will tell how well it will work.

Except for Sunday morning, the contest went well.

Low band QRN was very bad but the 10 meter opening to EU was a pleasant
surprise.

Besides an intermittent display on a TS-850, the station performed flawlessly.

Very long story at http://tgeorgens.home.mindspring.com

Thanks to all the stations who called in.

Thanks to my wife Kathleen who makes this all possible

QSL via NN1N (thanks to Dave also)

73, Tom W2SC
 
9A7P   M/2 HP   420,5522007-11-04 12:22:41
Operators: 9A3BEW 9A3BLY 9A3BED 9A3BBW 9A3BER 9A6XX 9A8MM 9A3BIM
Rigs: 2x Kenwood TS-440S, later changed one 440S with TS-940S
Power: 100W, Ant: Inv. V 160m, Inv. V 80/40m, Inv. V 40m, 2el Quad 20/15/10m
Software: Writelog

Great performance shown from 14 years hamlets, especially young YL 9A3BLY
during 28MHz short skip to DL/PA. Great will showed from 9A3BER & 9A3BED who
operated whole saturday nihgt.

9A3BIM & 9A6XX putted up fullsize inverted V during nights in center of town
:)
We did solid 85 qso (28 dx) during just few hours s&p work on 1.8MHz

Unfortunatly we had two problems:
Our Kenwood PS-50 power supply got wild and gave unexcpected 24V ? so our 440S
broked down. Afterwards we switched to TS-940S who's bad modulation caused RF
on our computers so cuputers crashed and that was about the end of contest.
Many thanx to 9A8MM who brought Lafayette power supply to club.
Sunday morning when taking down our 'night' antenna for 1.8Mhz I managed to
broke fiberglass fole unfortunatlly.
But in fact this was the first time that 9A7P was qrv on 1.8 MHz during the
contest from this location.

Many thanks to all involved in this contest.
73 es cu in WAE DX RTTY de 9A3BIM & 9A7P contest team

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

160m Summary
Zones
9 14 15 16 20

Countries
1A 9A DL EA ER ES EU F HA HB
I IT9 LY LZ OE OK OM ON OZ PA
S5 SP T7 T9 UR YO YU YV

80m Summary
Zones
14 15 16 17 20 21 33

Countries
1A 3V 4L 5B 9A CN DL EA EA6 EA9
EI ER ES EU F G GM GW HA HB
HB0 I IS IT9 LA LX LY LZ OE OH
OK OM ON OZ PA S5 SP SV T7 T9
UA UA2 UA9 UR YL YO YU Z3

40m Summary
Zones
5 7 8 9 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 33 35

Countries
1A 3V 4U1I 5B 6Y 9A 9K CN CT DL
EA EA9 EK ER ES F G GI GM GW
HA HB HB0 HL HR I IT9 K LA LY
LZ OE OH OH0 OK OM ON PA PJ2 S5
SM SP SV SV5 T9 TA UA UA2 UA9 UK
UN UR YL YO YU Z3

20m Summary
Zones
3 4 5 8 11 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 33 35 40

Countries
3V 4L 4X 5B 6Y 9A A7 C5 CN CT
CT3 DL EA EA6 EA8 EA9 EI EK ER ES
EU F G GM GW HB I IG9 IT9 K
LA LX LY LZ OH OH0 OK OM ON OZ
PA PY S5 SM SP SV SV5 SV9 TF UA
UA2 UA9 UN UR VE YL YO YU Z3

15m Summary
Zones
2 4 5 8 11 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 33 35 38

Countries
3DA 3V 4X 5B 9A C5 CN DL EA EA8
EI EK ER EU F G GM GU I IT9
K LA LZ OH ON OZ PA PY S5 SM
SV TA UA UA9 UR VE VP5 YL YO ZC4
ZS

10m Summary
Zones
14 15 16 19 20

Countries
9A DL EA EI ES EU F G GI GM
GW I IT9 LA LY OE OH OH0 OK ON
OZ PA S5 SM SP TA UA UA2 UR YL
YO
 
ZPØR(ZP5AZL)   SOAB LP   3,403,6202007-11-04 12:58:21
Another great Contest

Completing my low power plan of the year..station work flawesly..propagation
was better than expected and very low noise on 40 this year, again 15 meters
with my antennas in stack 5/5/5 was the money band all of that me improve the
score from last year..and set a new record in my country..was nice to be called
for lot of dxpeditions instead i was the only signal in contest from my
country..:-) 3 hours of cuted power take me of the contest and the first place
:-(..

Saturday afternoon a litle opening on 10, but never a opening to EU this
time..instead the LU´s station have a reall good opening on 10 in both ways.

Thanks to all that come to my cq contest call..hope to cu you everybody again
in the CW portion that will be operated by my guest IK1PMR.

73 de TOM
ZP0R

Radios: Icom 765 and Icom 756

Antennas:
80 meter Inverted V
40 meter 2 el monoband cuschcraft 25 meter hight
20 meter 4 el monoband 22 meter high
15 meter 5/5/5 32 meter high top
10 meter two stacked TH6DX
 
RW1AC(@RU1A)   SOAB HP   3,832,6232007-11-04 13:34:26
It's first time operation in CQ WW as SOAB. Really was fun !
it's very hard to find any mult by second radio, I need more practice :))...


only 1 JA - 15
820 NA - all bands

break off
0333 - 0440
0630 - 0921
1524 - 1541


the best hours

07 161
08 165
21 188
22 181
16 143
19 148
23 212 - -last hour :))

Vlad RW1AC
 
AL2F   SOAB(A) LP   71,3402007-11-04 16:52:26
Came up short compared to last year. I just moved and only have an 80m dipole
fed w/ ladder line and dipoles for 40/15 and 20.

Thanks to the stations that worked me.

73 - AL2F
Kris in Anchor Point, AK.
 
WY3P(@WX3B)   M/S HP   1,124,6772007-11-04 20:24:30
While I (WX3B) was away playing at V26B, Mike Fisher, N3VOP led team WY3P to a
Multi/Single event at my house.

Looks like a good time was had by all!

73,

Jim WX3B
 
OF4A(@OH4A)   M/2 HP   4,600,0002007-11-04 23:10:00
Thanks to JP, OH6RX, for mentoring and strategy setting + motivation.
We had FUN. Mikko, OH4XX motto was "conditions don't kick".
Biggest thrill was on the last hour when 20 opened to North America. Also 40
was open for maybe 30 minutes or so.
40 produced also many Japanese calls during Sunday Afternoon our time.
Arigato!

CU all on CW !
 
VE7GL   M/2 HP   2,342,8372007-11-05 00:18:39
Rotten condx towards EU both short and long path on all bands, and not much from
JA either. 15M was north/south propagation but Africa came through just fine on
40-15M. 10M just wasn't there from our location.
 
KD2I   M/S HP   648,1082007-11-05 06:43:46
Equipment problems, slowed our progress. Amp was down (relay failure) for 1/2
the contest. Balun failed on 15 meter monobander at beginning of the contest
and we could not repair it. 40 meter NE sloper match box went up in flames,
built a new/improved version and got running again! Both Bob's have ICD
implants and can't work on antenna's when there is RF in near field, so station
had to be down for repairs. Otherwise we had fun and made a few contacts!
 
VA7FC   SOAB(A) HP   480,9842007-11-05 06:52:26
I HAD A GREAT TIME ... THANKS TO ALL THAT CALLED ME
 
DH8BQA   SOSB/10 LP   54,7402007-11-05 11:18:11
Quite nice E-skip openings all over Europe on Saturday almost all day long with
very good activity. Had a ball running virtually hundreds of Europeans with my
small station (IC-7000, 100 W + 3 ele Mononband Yagi).

Also had a small but very nice Caribean opening on Saturday evening providing
quite a few extra mults not even dreamed of before the contest. ;-)) Also quite
good South America signals on the first afternoon.

Sunday saw just a few spotty ES openings, but it was rather difficult to run
then. The rest of Europe seemed to be more favoured with propagation the second
day than north-eastern Germany.

Besides listening to VO1MP at S2 signal levels (plus a stupid 59+ EC2 station
on the same frequency who had no sense concerning what was going on) the
double/triple hop E-skip opening on Sunday afternoon was not usable from my
location (simply no right 1st hop into the other two ES clouds). :-((

Anyway, to put it in a nutshell: had a fu..ing lot of fun! :-))
Who said 10 m was dead in sunspot minimum? Just rely on some ES and there we go
... ;-))

73, Olli
 
OL8R(OK1FCJ)   SOAB HP   380,5752007-11-05 13:40:12
I worked first night till morning and few hours during day and evening as OL8R.
On second day afternoon I joined OL3Z team. They have much better antenna
setup and I could enjoy pileups there :) On 40m first night I was just in S&P
mode, not a chance to make real pileups

73 Petr
OK1FCJ/OL8R
 
1A3A   M/M HP   14,631,0662007-11-06 04:10:42
The only one chance in our ham life to be there for the CQWW. A great
experience, a lot of fun, new friends and a lot of antennas works !!

We were jammed from over 20 hours from the begining of the Contest, and we
forced to jump over the band to look for a free frequency, aplogies with who
has called us, mainly on 40m.

A good Field Style activity we cannot compete with EU big guns, even from a
rare Entity, but we had the opportunity to give a chance to every one to work
us, and the new prefix too.

Thank's to every one called us ...

Setup

Antennas:

10m 4 el Yagi
15m 3 el Yagi
20m 3 el Yagi
40m 2 el Yagi + Delta Loop
80m 1/4 Wave Vertical + US Beverage + 4 direction K9AY
160m Inverted V dipole 20m high + US Beverage + 4 direction K9AY

ICOM 781, ICOM 756PRO, ICOM 756PRO//, ICOM 756PRO///
ICOM 746PRO, ICOM 7400, ICOM 765, FT1000

TL922, ICOM 2KL, ALpha 99, Acom 1000

8 PC networked, 3G Flat Internet connection
Win Test 3.16

Best 73 de Fabio I4UFH
 
EKØB   M/2 HP   11,017,6962007-11-06 12:59:44
Great test and big step ahead from us next year should be really much much
better.
 
YM2W(OK1MU)   SOSB/10 HP   393,1102007-11-06 14:37:03
First day in Ankara band only 8 hours open, not any NA,SA,JA,few AS. Strong 3
hours with EU, best 201 QSO/h. Second day band open 12 hours, again not any JA,
but N4WW and KC1XX plus VO1KVT and VY2ZM - congrats! Also nice opening with SA
-abt 30 QSO. Only 13 AS after full contest...

Thanks for nice contest, QSL via OK1TN.

See you again in CW part from Ankara.

Pavel OK1MU - YM2W
 
FM/K9NW(@FM5BH)   SOAB(A) HP   7,112,6792007-11-06 18:38:12
Another great CQWW event!!

Decent condx and great activity. Added a new DX Engineering noise cancelling
box to the mix which made it possible to work through the local QRN on the low
bands.

Thanks once again to Laurent, FM5BH for providing a great station and great
hospitality!


73, Mike K9NW
 
VE7UQ   SOAB LP   205,6502007-11-06 19:47:57
Operated this one from the cottage at Timothy Lake. Was hoping to head up there
Thursday, but that didn't happen. It's a 5 1/2 hour drive from home in Surrey,
I arrived 3 hours prior to the contest start with all the radio equipment etc
sitting in boxes on the back seat of the truck. There was no time to waste to
get the truck unloaded, station set up, tower cranked up, G5RV hung, wood stove
fired up etc etc.

All things considered, the contest went okay, but only having a G5RV for 40M
and 80M meant there wasn't much to work after sunset. So thats a priority, 40M
and 80M antenna improvements and have to come up with something for 160M that
will fit on my 1/2 acre. Also think an amplifier might be finding its way home
with me from Dayton 2008.

It is always a treat to operate a contest from the cabin, don't have to worry
about the phone ringing (since there isn't one), the only interruptions are
usually to reload the wood stove. Miss the internet (and running water!), but
that's a story for another time.

Thanks to all the stations that called me, looking forward to the next one!
 
OZ7TTT(OZ5WQ)   SOAB LP   9,9332007-11-07 00:23:04
Condx veeery poor for a vertical and 75W
SWL class would have been a more wise choice.
cu next year
73 Peter OZ5WQ
 
HC8N   M/2 HP   29,300,0002007-11-07 05:27:49
Congratulations to AO8A on victory and to C50C for their outstanding field day
style effort.

Sorry for the delay in posting this message. We took some family time in zone
10 after the contest and just returned home on Sunday.

We were not packet assisted during this contest.

See you in November!

--Trey
 
YO5OAG   SOSB/10 LP   8,5262007-11-08 05:06:57
Tks contest
` 73 Sanyi YO5OAG
 
EA5AER   SOSB/40 LP   42,7502007-11-08 09:44:48
Contest : CQ World Wide DX Contest
Callsign : EA5AER
Mode : PHONE
Category : Single Operator (SO)
Overlay : ---
Band(s) : Single band (SB) 40 m
Class : Low Power (LP)
Zone/State/... : 14
Locator : JM08BU
Operating time : 15h32

BAND QSO CQ DXC DUP POINTS AVG
--------------------------------------
160 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
80 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
40 352 15 75 4 475 1.35
20 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
15 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
10 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
--------------------------------------
TOTAL 352 15 75 4 475 1.35
======================================
TOTAL SCORE : 42 750
 
FY5KE   M/S HP   19,922,1752007-11-08 10:07:21
Powered by Win-Test 3.17.0 http://www.win-test.com

It still was a very hard job to set up the station and beverages (high temp and
high humidity).

We have set up a 4-square on 40m this year in addition to the existing 20-m
high 2el yagi, hoping that it could help us improving our score on that band.
This new antenna was made using 4 Dx-Wire fiberglass masts and a home made
Collins hybrid phasing system (F1HAR, F5HRY). The dummy load was built with a
50-ohm non-inductive resistor designed to support 1kW when immersed into an oil
bath. Unfortunately, we didn't find any non-conductive oil in Kourou and we
tried to substitute it with some Demineralised Water. SWR was not perfect on 40
but it was just enough to do the job! This new antenna enabled us to increase
worked Q and DXCC, compared to 2006.

As usual, we installed 6 beverage receiving antennas which worked as great, as
expected. The lowest point is actually to being able to localize the ground
rods because of the dense vegetation which covers them now. In addition, the
tropical rains caused a driving in the ground of the rods. Despite of the help
of a GPS, it is necessary to clean out the area where the rod is supposed to be
with a machete, and to carefully look around for something which could be the
ground rod!

In spite of lots of efforts in filtering (RX and TX filters, stubs), we
suffered some inter-band interferences which handicaped the runners in their
labor.

It was necessary to be attentive to the band openings, especially for the very
capricious 10. The main band was 15, on which we achieved third of the total Q
and the best rates (6 hrs over 250 Q/hr).

We finally achieved more Q, but less mults, than 2006. The overall claimed
score is a bit lower than last year, and is under the amazing score of CN3A!
Congrats, guys!

Thanks everybody for calls and points, and CU next year!

73 from all the FY5KE contest team.
 
KAØCSW   SOAB LP   2,1322007-11-08 18:50:20
Running a vertical antenna. Wish I had more Q's, but still had fun.
 
VE3NB   M/S LP   294,5322007-11-10 09:27:12
Work, shift changes mid week,out of town family visting for the week with a sick
1 year old, all leading up to contest weekend added lots of fun before we got
started.
Bands didn't quite open up on 10 but we were able make some contacts,lower
bands were more of a challenge.
Thanks to James VE3TPZ, for sorting out some computer problems with Writelog
and getting computer working properly.
Thanks everybody for calls and points, and CU next year!

73 Mark VE3NB

Rig:Kenwood TS480sat
Antenna's:TGM MQ34SR Mini Quad,G5RV and Alpha Delta DX-B
Logging:Writelog
 
E7/DK6XZ(@T91EZC)   SOSB/15 HP   891,4402007-11-10 20:00:24
CLUB : BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA CONTEST CLUB ( BHCC )

NAME : Suad Zukic, DK6XZ
ADDRESS : Gymnasiumstr. 104
75175 Pforzheim

LOCATION : SMETOVI, NEAR THE CITY OF ZENICA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA


Band QSOs Points Multiplier
-----------------------------------------
21 2626 5065 139 + 37
-----------------------------------------
TOTAL 2626 5065 139 + 37

SCORE : 891440
===================




Remarks:


It was a great time - after more than 18 years! I enjoyed fully the 38
hours of contest activity. Thank you all for the contacts and your pation.

My special thanks to Danny, T93M who have repaired our old clubs linear
amplifier just days before the contest and have supported me generally at
my contest revival. I thank also to my Radio Club, T91EZC, allowing me to
use our contest location on the mountine Smetovi. I became also greatest
support by the guys of the BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA CONTEST CLUB, who have giving
me usiful advises for the contest ( T93J, T99W, T93Y, T94CT, T90T etc. ).
Thank you all!


Something about E7 prefix:

Due to the fact, that my BH-License with callsign T94XZ have expired 3
years ago - and respectively the discussion in the contestmen circles about
E7 prefix - I requested the country COMMUNICATIONS REGULATORY AGENCY - CRA
( www.rak.ba ) for an advise: The responsible officer concluded and
confirmed to me, that the only legal way for my amateur radio activity
from Bosnia and Herzegovina could be using the German licensed callsign
with by ITU dedicated country pefix E7!! So I did it that way...

This made a bit troubles for a number of logging software and forced me
to explane during contest, "what" and "who" is E7. It was sometimes a hard
job to call stations: much of repeating and explaning was needed. But sorry
for losed time of some of you as well...


Interesting:

The highlight for me was successful call to 8P5A to the end of the contest:
I screamed E7..E7..E7... in the middle of his US-pile-up - as he finaly
recognized me asking "who is E7?" and turned his antenna to Europe - to be
my new multiplier. I was waiting for him since last night, as he was booming
at first, to "disappeare" second later by turning his ant. system to NA and
starting there an extreme pile-up. I tought, no chance to work him any more...

Many of interesting countries came on my CQ frequency and "gave me multis" -
thank you very much for that.


About location and equipment:

Contest location: SMETOVI by Radio Club Zenica, T91EZC ( ~ 1.020 m ASL )
Antenna: X7 by CUSHCRAFT, 7 EL Tribander @30m ( sponsored by T93M - tnx )
Transceiver: YAESU FT-1000 MP ( INRAD filter 1,8 KHz )
Headset: HEIL PRO-SET 4
Amplifier: KENWOOD TL922 ( output ~ 700 W PEP )
Computer: TOSHIBA Satellite PIII 1GHz ( WIN XP )
Logging software: UCXLog by DL7UCX

The contest location and the antenna were proven matter. Both worked properly.
First day, nice sunny weather - the rest of the snow desappears slowely. Next
day foggy and colder ( but I was able to see all of that only for some minutes
).

I was disappointed to realize saturday morning that the switching from TX to RX
works not preperly. I actualy did not have ears in first seconds and was able to
copy only sigs coming to me with over S-7. Later I found out "technic" to solve
the problem by pressing the brake button on the rotator!!! That made -trough
some induction - the sensitivity of the receiver comes back. It was funny
needing to do it a couple of hundrets of times druing the contest. Many of
worthy time was losed that way and several weak ( especialy JA ) signals gone
probably away.

On the first day the amplifier switched 4 times to stand-by ( in order to cool
down abt. 20 minutes !! ). That happened again and again - in the middle of NA
pile-up! I losed that way my nerves completely ( working rithm and frequencies
as well ). No problems any more, since I have started to drive the PA with only
60 - 80 W.

That was the story. Do hope to see you in CW. Hopefuly my FT-1000 MP is coming
back from its reparation at the right time.

Best 73´s and thanks to the contest organizers

Suad, DK6XZ



PS: I would appreciate very much any comment regarding my signal during the
contest ( resp. some records )...
 
PZ5XX(HP1WW)   SOAB HP   6,167,6162007-11-11 04:20:38
Operator: Olli, HP1WW, Village kart (DIY) race driver
Soapbox: TNX FER QSOS! TNX TO RAMON, PZ5RA -
http://www.dxholiday.com/sa/pz.htm

Another "Village kart race" operation, pure DIY style!
Arrived at site a couple of hours before the race ready to kart around.
This time driving lasted only 38 hours because the tropical storm
blocked the track and did not allow the aimed 46 hours operation.
Left for home only 5 hours after the contest and arrived
there 17 hours later.
 
A71BX(@A71EM)   M/S HP   6,295,7002007-11-11 10:18:55
Big fun in the sun in Doha, Qatar. Juma, A71EM, suggested a multi-single about
two weeks ahead of the contest. He had been promising Ali, A71BX, they would
multi-op together and invited me and Hank KI4MF to join them. His next words
were we don't have a working 80 or 160 antenna. So we put up an Alpha Delta
sloper on his fixed tower a week before the contest and got it working. Too
much noise made us go the whole 9 yards and put up a short beverage for
Europe/NA. Juma set up two stations so we could make faster band changes. He
has a small tower on the house and a small crankup next to it, each with a
tribander, one with the sloper and one with a rotary dipole for 40. The night
before the contest we finished the beverage and began to cut and solder coaxial
stub filters for the amplifier outputs which also went through full-power
matchboxes, providing enough station isolation to work multipliers on the
second station. Juma insisted we take time out for lunch each day, and we
stopped a bit before the end (3AM start and finish). Good fun all around, and
we even had some 10m condx!

For the group,

Dave K5GN in A7
 
HZ1IK   SOSB/40 HP   111,4352007-11-11 23:37:07
I did not know which band to enter 10m or 40m... Last year I entered 10m so I
finally decided to go for 40m this year.
Thanks for all the nice qsos in the contest.
73
Manfred, HZ1IK
 
OH5BM   SOAB(A) HP   1,712,8802007-11-12 10:20:54
Building and testing new SO2R system with Ezmaster and Microham Double Ten
antenna switch
also learning to use WIN-TEST. Listening two radios was not so bad as I was
told, so far
I am not afraid to continue on the learning curve. Not too many stations
found and worked with radio 2,
but i am looking for some filters for 2nd radio and coaxial stubs after
linear so that might help.
Also found 2 commands on win-test: ctrl-s to swap radios and finally that
asterisk (*) on NUMPAD!
Which chages the active radio.
Some 10m opening and K7SV on 80 were highlights during the test.
See you on CW still tangling with new SO2R and Win-test,which is new to me,
but works nicely with Ezmaster.
73 de Tapani, OH5BM
 
DM7A(DJ1YFK)   SOAB(A) HP   108,4322007-11-12 10:56:11
TS850 / TL922 / tribander, dipoles

Only QRV for the first few hours of the contest. No fun.

See you in CQWW CW!
 
DL1REM   SOAB(A) LP   499,4762007-11-12 12:35:52
RIG: 12m long vertical + 100 W
 
CT1JLZ(OK1RF)   SOSB/20 HP   1,201,4462007-11-12 13:32:48
Thanks to all for calling.
73! Jiri, CT1JLZ / OK1RF
 
CN2R(W7EJ)   SOSB/160 HP   277,9002007-11-12 18:01:53
700 QSOs in first day. Last 6 hours was a washout with QRN storm.
160M peaked on 22 October for me. Downhill from there and throughout the
contest weekend. Better luck next time. Thanks to all who worked me through
the QRN on the second day. The faster you could say your call, the better it
was through QRN.
 
OL6P(OK2WTM)   SOAB LP   350,5292007-11-13 04:42:58
Only for fun from my little home station.
Thaks all for QSOs.

73, Petr
 
T93J   M/2 HP   12,031,9962007-11-13 08:26:38
First I want to thank the following friends, hams and non hams, for their great
help:
9A1TT Richard, 9A3AG Sasa, 9A5K Kreso, Adnan, Abidin, Cibi, Damir, Dado,
Dragan, Drago, Mita, OE1SZW Arpad, OE1WWA Walter, OE3GCU Günther, OE3WLB
Wolfgang, OE3WWB Willy, OE4RLC Rainer, OE8SKQ Stefan, T90T Vlado, T90R Ranko,
T96C Zoka, T98U Robi and many others....!


In the middle of September I decided to operate CQ WW DX SSB Contest from my
new QTH in Bosnia. The Question was if it would be possible to setup the
station for an all-band operation until the contest. Because of work and family
duties I (we) had only limited time to do this, 2 weekends and 1.5 days before
the contest.

At that time only 2 el 40m@ 33m and KT34XA @8m were installed
http://www.emssolutions.at/cpg149/displayimage.php?album=28&pos=24
and most of remaining hardware (90%) had to be brought in from Austria or from
somewhere else!
On the first weekend we delivered as much hardware as we could, travelling
with 2 cars and one trailer.
http://www.emssolutions.at/cpg149/displayimage.php?album=28&pos=12
http://www.emssolutions.at/cpg149/displayimage.php?album=28&pos=25

Don’t ask me how we managed to cross all borders from Austria
to Bosnia without any problems. :)
That weekend we prepared the tower and other hardware and poured the
foundations for the tower and guy wire anchors!
You can see more pics about that weekend at the following link
http://www.emssolutions.at/cpg149/thumbnails.php?album=28

Two weeks later we brought in another carload of hardware to the QTH.
During that weekend we put up 2 new towers and 5 antennas!
There was not much time left to test anything but we made a few
QSOs on 20m!

Pics from that weekend can be seen at this link
http://www.emssolutions.at/cpg149/thumbnails.php?album=29

In between I also spent some time @ OE4A doing some antenna work.
Feel free to look at the pics from this gallery
http://www.emssolutions.at/cpg149/thumbnails.php?album=30

Finally on Thursday late afternoon we started the final preparations for the
contest!
Unfortunately this time Mr. Murphy did not leave us alone....I don’t remember
anymore how much repair work we did on Friday, everything we touched needed
repair...

Unfortunately we didn’t have enough time to repair everything and we even
thought about doing SOSB instead of M/2!

Finally with much handikap (one amp less and station setup not like we wanted
to have it) we decided to enter M/2 JFF (just for fun). Nobody from the team
knew how our station would be performing, we didn’t have time to check
inter-stations interference, etc...

The idea was to participate in M/2 category in order to find most of the
problems we need to fix in future and in operating M/2 we would have more fun
as in other categories!

But band condx were great and our station was performing better than we
expected. Our best band was 15m where we had our best rates, 6 hours in a row
during Saturday afternoon over 200 QSOs /h with best 60min rate of 274 QSOs/h!

During the contest we made some tactical errors (but we are not angry about
that because this team had never operated M/2 in CQWW before and this was our
first CQWW operating together). Also a broken relay on Station 1 amplifier
during the 2nd night (we repaired this Sunday morning) caused us some trouble
and we stayed with only one station on the air till Sunday morning!
Finally our score was better than expected but we know there is much more
potential there!


Our Setup:
Station 1
FT-2000 + homemade amp 160m-10m
Station 2
FT-1000MP + homemade amp 20m-6m this was in use on 20/15/10
FT-2000 + Drake L7 this was in use on 160/80/40

160m Inv V @ 50m
80m Inv V @ 30m
40m 2 el yagi @ 33m
20m 4 el yagi @ 33m
15m 6 el yagi @ 29m
10m 6 el yagi @ 24m
160/80/40 Titanex V160HD (only 2 radials, didn’t have time to make more)
20/15/10 KT34XA @ 18m
2 phased beverages 150m long to NA
1 beverage 120m long to north east (JAs)

73 es best dx
and cu in CW Part
de T93J/OE1EMS
Braco
 
IR4M   M/S HP   8,744,8972007-11-13 13:49:31
It's now proved: Murphy definitely loves our antennas...
We noticed too late, after the contest have begun, that the 160m dipole had
high SWR.
All the rest worked ok, until Murphy payed us another visit on the second
night: this time the 40m 3El had a major failure and forced us to continue
the whole night with a 1/4 wave vertical... a pity, since 40m were not in a
good shape and some more aluminum would have definitely helped improving the
rate.
Despite that, we had great fun. 15m surprisingly have been our money band
this year, with some nice NA runs until late, specially on Saturday.
This is probably our best result in M/S and, being at the bottom of the
cycle, it means that our hard work have paid off.
We still need further improvements... let's see what's next!

CU in the CW part.

IR4M Team
 
LY8O(@LY1PM)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   871,9102007-11-14 08:39:11
Finaly done more then expexted before the contest. DX conditions where poor so
there was around 1700 EU QSOs.... But I have had a great fun - thanks to you
fellow friends!
Equipment: IC-756PRO3, PA 1KW, 3 x 5 el. stack on the 49 meters rotary mast + 3
x 5 el. KT34XA stack on the 42 meters rotary mast.
Thanks and see you in CW part - 20 m. as well.

73, Remi LY8O
 
KH6MB   M/S LP   1,197,3642007-11-15 10:15:58
We camped out on the beach and operated field day style using low power and wire
antennas. Weather cooperated nicely and everyone enjoyed the event.

Equipment used:
Icom 756Pro2.
Honda EU1000I generator for power.
Wire vertical antennas 80-40M.
 
N7BV   M/2 HP   710,2682007-11-15 18:31:57
We entered the Multi-2 class for the maximum enjoyment for everyone involved,
not becase we thought we would be competitive against the Big Guns™. Being
able to run on both stations had a certain ring to it, as opposed to S&P'ing on
one with the poor propagation.

We did have a great time and some showed-off their culinary skills. Can not
remember eating so well during a contest!

73, Chuck
 
KG4IGC   SOAB QRP   20,0562007-11-16 15:39:38
Despite the good conditions for the contest, it was vey challanging to run QRP
in this one. I mostly did search and pounce which worked out much better than
trying to yell into the mic for hours on end with no results. Tried a new
stealth vertical wire antenna made out of enamaled wire with 18 1/4 wave
radials for twenty as an experiment. Just wanted to see how it would work. I
was very pleased in its performance in the test, made lots of contacts running
5 watts PEP throughout North and South America and the Carribean. Unfortunatly,
no contacts into EU with the vertical using QRP. I feel that if I was running
100 watts, the results would have been much better. Rig used was the Yaesu 1KMP
FD, antennas used was everything in the arsonal, whatever worked at the time.
For the amount of time that I spent in the contest, I feel that I did very well
and look forward to next year. Many TNX for all who listened and gave me Q's see
you next test!
 
OE4A(OE8SKQ)   SOSB/80 HP   455,3122007-11-17 02:58:34
Just few days before contest we put up new antenna for 80m @ OE4A, 2 el yagi
from Optibeam.
http://www.emssolutions.at/cpg149/thumbnails.php?album=30
Before Contest we didn´t have oportunity to test it, i left for contest to
Bosnia and Stefan OE8SKQ made first QSO´s just before contest start!
Target was to set new OE rekord, but Stefan OE8SKQ did great job claiming new
EU rekord. Unfortunatly same was done by F6CTT who have more as 500 k points
and our congratulations for excellent result.
Setup was very simple FT-1000MP Mark V + amp + 2 el yagi @ 25m.
No RX or no other TX antena was installed.
I will be again in Bosnia and i hope Stefan will operate also in CW Part!

73 es best dx
de OE1EMS/T93J
Braco
 
CU2A(OH2UA)   SOAB HP   8,213,7602007-11-17 03:14:51
I felt that conditions were really odd this year. On Sunday I could not get any
stateside runs on 15 or 20 until last couple of hours of the contest. I have
amazing number of EU QSO overall, even I tried to beam to NA when ever there
was any propagation to that direction. 10mtrs was a disappointment also. I
heard EU stations working each other but from CU the skip was quite local and
it didn’t make sense to run 300 DL stations on 10 when 15m was producing some
DX Q’s at the same time.

There’s always room for improvement. I felt that this time I could have been
using 2nd radio more efficient way. Also I’m not that satisfied with my
multiplier, even it’s something like 50 mults more than year ago.

Thanks to all for QSO’s and many QSY’s during the contest. Special thanks
once again to my great hosts Paula (CU2DX) & José (CU2CE) and to whole
Azores-Finland Friendship Consortium for great support.

See ya on CW again as CU2A!

73 de Toni, OH2UA

Ps. more details coming soon at www.cu2a.com
 
VE7SZ(VA7RR)   SOSB/20 HP   506,0222007-11-17 11:42:31
Thanks to Allan, VE7SZ, for hosting me for another CQWW SSB contest.

On this particular weekend the station played great, but the op ended up in
bed sick after Saturday night. The score reflects zero QSOs during the last 16
hours of the contest.

Good rates on Saturday afternoon to the USA, very few JAs, primarily S&P
only to EU on Saturday, and no polar propagation heard at all (no Z17, 18, 22).
Pretty typical for this time in the cycle from VE7.

73,

Gary VA7RR
 
S57M   SOSB/160 HP   101,0942007-11-19 12:15:49
Very noisy band all days - static crashes to S9 and more! Sorry for some calls.
The highlight was B1Z on CQ - the new one for me.See you on CW ! GL
 
BG1ND   SOAB LP   32,3392007-11-20 07:32:32
I think the condition very bad .and missed it some station due to very strong
noise for all band not QRV on 80/160meter band .thanks for bg1fo bg1chm and my
sister.working 34 hour hehe thinks lot VY 73&88
 
F4FLQ   SOAB LP   1,003,4722007-11-20 09:02:30
Tnx for all QSO's it's my first cqwwdx contest.
See you next.
Best 73's
 
SX5P(@SV5FRD)   M/2 HP   6,245,8802007-11-22 09:41:31
FIRST OF ALL THANK YOU ALL AMATEURS FOR PARTICIPATING TO THE CONTEST ...
WE HOPE THAT WE GAVE OPPORTUNITY TO ALMOST EVERYBODY TO WORK US ...

WE ARE ONE OF THE SMALL TEAMS IN THIS CATEGORY AND WE ARE MORE THAN SATISFIED
WITH OUR SCORE . WE HAVE INCREASED ALL OUR SUBTOTALS (QSO's , ZONES ,
COUNTRIES) BY 10% AND IT IS THE FIRST TIME THAT A RHODIAN TEAM ACHIEVES TO
ENTER THE TOP 5 IN THE EUROPEAN CONTINENT ...
WE DID A LOT OF WORK THIS SUMMER BY CHANGING A TOWER (FROM 12M HIGH TO 22M
HIGH), CHANGING THE EXPLORER BEAM (40/20/15/10) TO THE MOSLEY PRO 67B (IF YOU
WANT A MULTI BEAM WITH 2 ELEMENTS ON 40m CHOOSE THIS ONE ) AND WE UPGRADED TO
THE FT-2000 FROM THE FT-1000MP .
PLUS WE INTRODUCED TWO SIMPLE ANTENNAS FOR 80M ( WE CALL THEM HALF LOOPS ON 12m
HIGH) AND CREATED A 5 BENT ELEMENT ARRAYS (AROUND THE 22M TOWER ) FOR 160M WITH
50 EARTH RADIALS 20M LONG. ESPECIALLY THE 80M HALF LOOPS INCREASED 50% OUR
QSO's IN THAT BAND AND 15% IN ZN+DX . THEY OUTPERFORMED THE VERTICAL + K9AY
LOOPS COMBINATION THAT WE WERE USING PREVIOUSLY ...

PROPAGATION WAS NOT AS IT WAS EXPECTED TO BE AND WE MISSED A LOT OF QSO'S IN
20M AND 15M BAND ESPECIALLY SATURDAY MORNING ...

ONE OF OUR AMPLIFIER GAVE UP DURING THE BEGINNING OF THE SECOND DAY , WHICH WAS
THE REASON THAT THE SX5P COULD NOT BE HEARD STRONGLY TOWARDS N.AMERICA FOR MORE
THAN 2 HOURS ...
OVERALL WE ARE SATISFIED WITH OUR EFFORTS SINCE WE OPENED OUR TEAM TO NEW
OPERATORS AND FOUND NEW TALENTED MEMBERS ...
AGAIN THANK YOU ALL FOR CONTACTING US AND HOPE TO HAVE OUR INTERNET SITE READY
BEFORE THE WPX CONTEST ...

FOR THE SX5P TEAM , DENIS (SV5FRD)
 
WA2BCK   SOAB HP   24,4752007-11-22 11:25:50
Lost my amplifier after 72 QSO's. Rough going low power with only a windom
antenna!
 
W3/T98T   SOSB/15 LP   202,1202007-11-22 20:43:40
TS690s + 3el beam
 
IR4B(IK4AUY)   SOSB/20 HP   393,7522007-11-24 08:47:58
I enjoied very much this year contest, had a great fun even at solar cicle
bottom with zero sun spot.
Score is only slightly down since last year (same antenna, same contest qth,
same power legal limit). FT-2000 trx performed well. To further increase front
end against strong out of band signals I used our passive Cauer pb filter (QEX
March/Aprile 2003)
http://xoomer.alice.it/sergiocartoceti/
QSL via IK4AUY (buro is fine). Best Regards and see you next year.
 
F4BKV   SOAB LP   1,670,8862007-11-24 13:24:34
As usual, great fun in this contest, and i enjoy for the first time a 'real'
antenna on 160m (a 168m loop wire), that is also working fine on 80/40m.
Others antennas this year are a dual-band dipole for 80/40m and a Yagi KT34 for
20/15/10m, Rig is a FT1000MP and second rig for SO2R is FT897 connected to a
multiband dipole.
Still have to improve my home made interface for SO2R but i'm happy with my
multi score at least (i still have to improve the strategy of EU-QSO vs DX-QSO
...).

Till next year !!

Vincent F4BKV
http://www.f4bkv.net
 
WQ2N   SOAB(A) HP   1,075,0742007-11-25 18:22:23
Coming in into the contest I didn't think I would achieve a score over
1Meg....WRONG! With a C4 at 40+/- FT and a G5RV for 80/160 at 55FT it was a
good challenge. (Also a C3SS for 10/15M at 40+/- for second radio). I mostly
S&P unless I find a really good opening, which I believe really helped my
score. Started off on 40/80/160 for the first night, all S&P. I consider about
40 a solid start, considering I got home from double sessions from basketball
tryouts the same day. I was really tired and I forgot the contest started at
7PM not 8PM!!! I luckily woke up at 6:55 and had a few minutes to prepare,
pretty much to get the computers set-up and the make sure the logging program
was working.

I ended up getting a slurpy around 1AM Saturday morning, which helped me stay
up for a few more hours! (The key to success!). Went to sleep around 4:30
hoping for a few hours of sleep and slept till 9:30. S&P on 20/15 all morning
and went to 10M for a few much needed multipliers. We went to the driving range
around mid-afternoon after the EU opening. Than I gave my dads ping-pong lesson,
which I crush him.hi. I did not take my afternoon nap this time, which resulted
in more Q's. S&P on 40M later on.

Took a dinner break and continued and got more multipliers on 80 and 160M. At
about 05:00Z, 80M was very quiet and everyone spotted was heard. I started to
CQ and got a spot and had a nice run on EU going. The dipole at 55/60FT is
pretty good when conditions are decent. Went to bed around 07:00Z after working
3V2A on 80M. Came back around 13:00Z and started on 20M. Again, the noise was
very quiet and started to CQ and had some decent runs. I played around with the
second radio on 15M and worked some Caribbean multipliers. Had dinner around 5PM
and called it a night.

Total time on: 29.88HRS

I had quite a few new ones on 160M and even worked a VU on 20M.
 
P4ØA(KK9A)   SOAB LP   8,070,0002007-11-27 14:02:16
I arrived at my Aruba home about a week before the contest. Even though there
are some permanent antennas installed, setting up for a contest is still quite
a bit of work. I needed to string out many ground radials under the 160m
vertical, install the 80m dipole, pennant and short Beverage antennas. There
are also no transceivers at the house and I had to set up a SO2R station in a
bedroom. Fortunately everything worked perfectly and I had time to work on the
house a little before my wife arrived on Tuesday afternoon. Unfortunately rain
and thunderstorms moved into the area and remained for much of the trip,
however we still managed to have a nice vacation time together. We enjoyed
hand feeding the fish while snorkeling at Baby Beach, and had some very nice
dinners. On Friday the sky cleared up a little and we enjoyed relaxing on Palm
Beach near all of the hotels, which is how I like to prepare for a contest. I
started the contest on 20m and the band stayed productive for about 1 1/2
hours. I then switched to the low bands for the remainder of the evening.
They were noisy and working stations on 80m and 160m was definitely a struggle
running LP, but luckily 40m was in good shape. Around sunrise, I switched back
to 20m and ran a number of European stations for several hours and then switched
to 15m to run Europe on that band. About an hour later, (around 1430z) I
discovered a little opening on 10m. My rates on 15m were good, and I hated
switching bands, however at this point in the sunspot cycle 10m is
unpredictable and I took whatever opening I could find. 10m was slow at this
point, but every new multiplier was exciting. I later went back to 15m and ran
Europe some more. When that slowed down (around 1730z) I turned the antennas
toward the US and ran them for the first time in the contest on 15m. The rates
were fantastic - from 1800z to 1859z I made 325 QSOs. About an hour later 10m
opened nicely into the US yielding a rate of over 200 QSOs per hour. On the
second day of the contest the low bands were even noisier and I also had some
local thunderstorms creating QRN. The thunderstorms also made operating
uncomfortable so I decided to take a break for a meal, shower and nap. When I
returned to the radio the thunderstorms had passed and I was refreshed. Rates
were noticeably slower on the second day and I was able to spend more time
hunting for multipliers. Some Caribbean stations were difficult to work on
the back of their beam, but with two radios I was still able to run stations
while slowly breaking the pileups. CQ WW is a great contest with much activity
from all over the world and I had a fun time participating in this event. On
Monday after the contest the temporary antennas were removed, the station was
disassembled and the house was put back to its normal condition. My wife
helped a lot with this by rolling up all of the wires and ropes. Later that
evening we celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary at the Flying Fishbone, a
very nice restaurant on the beach - actually our table was in the water. It
was nice to see W2GD / P40W again. He’s been operating this contest from
Aruba for decades and has certainly given me a lot of helpful advice. Aruba
is a nice vacation and contesting spot and I am fortunate that I was able to do
both during this trip. I would like to thank everyone for the QSOs. I would
also like to thank my QSL manager, WD9DZV for all of his assistance.

73,
John
john@p40a.com

Antenna Picture and description: http://www.qrz.com/p40a
 
HI3T(HI3TEJ)   SOAB LP   4,435,8882007-11-27 17:23:58
Thanks to all station logged this time!!

The worst contest begining ever from this site, at 6:00 utc on saturday only
250 station logged and lookslike as on EME propagation one way propa also heavy
lightning storm and heavy winds and rain, at that time and totally devastated
with the results so far I leaved the operating room and went to my Dear Je to
be consolated. I wake up around 11:30 UTC and try it again on 20 meter for a
short time then the propa did a 360 degrees turned and the pile up start for
hours then at a big power outage on Saturday from 19:00 till 23:30 utc pulled
me to work with a FT857D with an emergency battery and paper logs (no computer
due to UPS run off after 1 hour running) and a hand mic but, I am sturborn as a
mule or even worst and did not resign.
On Sunday things becomes better and played a long time on 15 and 10 and leaved
the 20 for the last band.
On 160 and 80 things played different and better than on 40 ( the worst band in
the contest) this band leave me wishing the pile up from EU but did never came.

Congrats to the virtually winner P40A FB and great Job again hope next year if
God will things get different for me... A lot of murphys around by the way at
the time of the contest my island been hit by a heavy tropical storm ( heavy
electric storm and very high winds) but not enought to pull out form the waves
on Monday news i read more than 100 casualties and thousands of homeless.

Thanks again and if God will let's see you in next pile...
 
OF6NIO   SOAB(A) HP   1,426,4322007-11-28 12:32:31
I worked the SSB leg just for fun and learning so2r with a lot of short breaks
and a good night sleep. The propagation was as poor as expected so I mainly S&P
for multipliers on saturday. In the evening after 21Z we had a good 90 min
pile-up into NA on 20m. Later on sunday 20m opened into NA just after 22Z and
stayed open until the end. Only 28% NA and 59% EU tells it all about the
propagation. Asia was few and far between. A good short skip opening on 10m was
a nice surprise.
 
OT5A(@ON7LR)   M/M HP   12,750,0422007-11-28 14:48:49
Hello all, finally we can send you our results from the CQWW contest.
We had a large number of participants and in these large crew a large number
where "new contester". But as you can see they did a great job. So guys
congrats.
We hope to be ready again for the WPX contest next year.
Also many thanks for all station who contact us and your support in many
QSO's.
If you like to see some more info and pictures pse visit our URRL at:
http://www.on7lr.org
Best regards
for OT5A,
Guy ON7NB
 
EA3EYO(JOSEP)   SOAB LP   85,6082007-11-30 15:22:59
Second year in this contest ( first year 14.700 ponts)
 
YW7A   SOSB/10 LP   7,2902007-12-08 18:26:48
RIG: ICOM 735
ANT: R7/YAGI 4 ELE HOME MADE
PWR: 100 W


Propagation Regular. FB Contest. Tnx CQ

Vic
 
9Y4D   SOSB/20 HP   1,633,9122007-12-09 14:36:05
SEE ALL NEXT YEAR.
9Y4D EX 9Y4NZ. (CHRIS)